Online Design Research

Be Creative. No Design Experience Required.

We are investigating how a user incorporates online feedback into an iterative design process. In this study, you will practice creating a flyer for a charity event featuring the American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift. All designs and data collected in this study are for research purposes only. The total time commitment will be around 2.5 hours (including design sessions) split between separate days. All the activities are conducted online.

Compensation and prizes:

​We will provide $30 for full participation. The final top 10 designs will receive a bonus of $20 US dollars. All compensation will be distributed via Paypal, so you will need to provide a Paypal address if you want to receive the compensation.

Selection Criteria:

Procedure and Deadlines

​The study has two phases. In the first phase, you will create and submit your initial design addressing our design brief. We hire two professional designers to provide feedback on your initial design. In the second phase, our platform will step you through the revision process. All the activities are conducted online.

Please check your schedule before signing up.

About Us

We are researchers passionate about building and studying technologies that influence design, creativity, and innovation processes. For more information, please visit our websites.

Grace Y. Yen
PhD Candidate
Computer Science
Dr. Brian Bailey
Computer Science
Dr. Steven Dow
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Dr. Liz Gerber
Associate Professor
Northwestern University

Contact Us

The study has been approved by the University of Illinois Institutional Review Board. If you have questions, please contact our research staff Grace Yen at or click Sign Up to begin the study.

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