[kde-community] Final review for the KDE Mission survey

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Mon Jun 13 21:42:36 BST 2016

On Sunday 12 June 2016 14:49:58 Thomas Pfeiffer wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> thank you again for the feedback on the KDE Mission survey!
> I have tried to implement the feedback to the best of my abilities.
> You can find the updated survey (still) here:
> http://survey.kde.org/index.php/858172/lang-en
> In order to get the survey out the door soon, I'd prefer to just get a final
> review now, unless there are still issues which you find so crucial that
> they absolutely have to be further discussed.
> So please have another look over it and point out things like typos,
> difficult to understand or ambiguous wording, problems in the survey logic
> etc until Tuesday, June 14th, 23:59:59
> Then, unless there are still any big issues left, I'll start the survey
> Wednesday morning.

A few comments:

I think the questions should be pointing a bit more toward the future path, 
i.e. instead  "How useful is it or would it be for KDE's ..."
maybe "How useful is it for KDE's future to..." ?

First page, "How useful is it or would it be for KDE's products to..."

All good, but:
except one point all offered options are "positive", I doubt there will be a 
lot of variation in the answers. I mean, who would object to "support open 
standards" or "work well with assistive technologies".

The only one which stands out a bit as negative is "integrate well with 
popular services, even if they don't share our values".
Maybe those two simply be merged into one point "integrate well with online 
services", since on the next page at the bottom there is already the question 
which kind of services should take priority.

Second page

"offer a desktop workspace with a familiar default user interface"
I don't know what that means, "familiar". Familiar for people used to KDE1..4 
? Or familiar for people used to Windows ?

Third page

"How important are the following aspects..:"

How about a point "provide a stable and reliable software" ?

"How much do you agree to the following statements"

Did you intentionally put "adhere to the design guidelines..." and "prefer a 
consistent look and feel ... across platforms" that far apart ?
To me they are opposites, and I would expect them directly next to each other.

The same for "cover our users' most common tasks" vs. "treat equally, common 
or niche".

Fifth page, target groups

Maybe make the statement a bit stronger, so participants don't feel bad when 
not checking some of the boxes:
"...should KDE focus on" -> "...should KDE focus on most"

Or turn this into three levels ?
"How important do you consider these groups of users for the future success of 
KDE ?"
Very important - Normal - Not important

And as a last point, I suggest you publish that survey also on kde-core-devel 
(and maybe frameworks-devel), so most core-contributors see it too.
(I guess you'll post it anyway also to the eV -list, right ?).


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