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Configuration Scenarios

  • Example: I have a group of data-literate and tech savy participants, who would get a kick out of seeing their position in the opinion landscape move around real time as they answer questions.
    • Visualization on!
  • Example: I'm concerned about participants feeling overwhelmed by the user interface.
    • Visualization off, or on simplified list mode
  • Example: I am concerned with real time results affecting the way people vote:
    • Visualization off
  • Example: Transparency is important to my organization
    • Visualization (full or simplified/list) on: Seeing information as the results come in may feel more transparent.
  • Example: I have a contentious issue which needs all the help it can get in building consensus.
    • Participants having access to the visualization in real time may steer them tend towards consensus building behavior. This has not been tested, but is a hypothesis of ours.
  • Example: We are going to send the poll out publicly, and wish to take advantage of identity systems from social media to verify users
    • Social on
  • Example: I'm part of a closed group with defined membership, I'm a trusted holder of data, i want everyone to see the visualizations, but I don't want people's media icons to be shown in the visualization:
    • Visualizations on
    • Social off
    • xid which requires polis being embedded in a webpage, collect email addresses and then send each a unique URL to each email. At time of writing, this option requires data cleaning to merge all records generated from the same URL.
  • Example: We have a way to share the link within our group, so we don't need any additional privacy protections.
    • Social off

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