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Fall 2016 : EyeQuestion 4

We are glad to announce that EyeQuestion 4 has been released! EyeQuestion 4 has a different look and feel which we feel has made the overall experience more friendly to both users and respondents. To see a preview of the new interface, please check our previous blog, where a quick video overview can be viewed. Click here to download a list of major changes between our classic and new interface.

The latest version of the EyeQuestion Suite comes with quite some new additions to be used with our questionnaires. Five new questiontypes are added to EyeQuestion : a Multi Sample Labeled Magnitude Scale,  the Wheel Tree as well as three profiling centered question types in Free Choice Profiling, Flash Profiling and Group Consensus Profiling. We have also expanded our analytical library in EyeOpenR and have added a Product Database, an Attribute Database and a Dynamic Dashboard to the software suite.

The Multi Sample Labeled Magnitude Scale questiontype is a variation on our Labeled Magnitude Scale, with the addition to drag and drop samples from the design on a logarithmic scale. The setup of this questiontype is the same as the Labeled Magnitude Scale one, with the main difference being that samples are taken from the design.

wheel_treeAnother addition to our question library is the Wheel Tree, which is a variation on our Wheel question type. We feel this addition is a nice alternative to our wheel question. Instead of showing the attributes in a circle we can now also show them ordered in a drop down table. Similar as with the normal Flavour Wheel questions you can choose if the follow rating of the selected attribute should be done using a category scale, line scale or free text box.

Free Choice and Flash Profiling questions are questiontypes where samples are presented to panellists, either simultaneously or in a blocked design, which the panelists will then have to evaluate. The Free Choice questiontype will ask panelists to record and group all perceived attributes by modality, such as aroma, flavour, etc. Panellists will be asked in a Flash Profiling questiontype to evaluate and record all the attributes they perceive in each sample and to note if each is an aroma, flavour, mouthfeel, texture or aftertaste term. Once all samples have been evaluated, panelists will be asked to  list all the descriptive terms they have generated and group them by modality (aroma, flavour etc). The project manager will receive an overview of all attributes gathered from the panelists evaluations and, if necessary, adjust the attribute name or add/remove attributes.



Group Consensus Profiling can be used to ask panelists to individually set up all attributes they perceive, using a built-in spellchecker of attributes. After this has been done, the panelists will see all attributes that other panelists have perceived, which they are asked to create a top 5 attribute list of. The system will create a final top 5, based on the answers of all panelists. The final step is to evaluate the products based on the attributes choosen by the whole group.

The Dynamic Dashboard is an easy to use project-specific dashboard where the user can get a quick overview of all their collected data. The dynamic dashboard can be user customized to suit your needs by removing and adding various widgets. Dashboards can be saved and loaded as per your project needs. Data from external datasets can also be imported in the dynamic dashboard.

The Attributes Database (ADB) and Products Database (PDB) were created to not only speed up, but also simplify the day to day processes in creating projects for sensory and consumer research. Products and attributes from your custom created database can easily be added to questionnaires and can be used again and again in multiple projects by all EyeQuestion users.