Today, I posted mock-ups of a new user interface design for Subscriber Downloads web pages (it can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/bb980944.aspx).
I am interested in your constructive criticism of the new user interface design. Please use the links below to indicate whether you like or dislike this style of navigating to our products. The links are simple “mailto” links that will pre-fill out the subject line and body of an email message that will go to a mail box we’ve setup to capture feedback.
Please choose one of the following links:
Thanks again for your time and opinions!
The fine print, in a large font:
1. We will only contact you about your feedback if you indicate it is ok to do so (the default is “do not contact me” so make sure you adjust that value if it is ok for us to contact you).
2. We will not be adding your email address to any database or mailing list. We are collecting feedback in this manner because it is quick to do so (we’ve got some other plans in the works to collect feedback, but they aren’t ready yet). If you feed uneasy about providing your “real” email address, I’ve posted the survey in a “cut and paste” format, so you can use a “throw away” email account you might have.
3. I will read every single response. I will post the results of the survey after about one week. I won’t post all of the verbatim comments, but I’ll include some of the entertaining ones.
Cut and Paste version – If you would prefer to manually populate your email message, please use this format:
To: [No new votes are being taken]
If you like the navigation metaphor:
Subject line: InstaSurvey 7001 - Complete UI overhaul - Like
Body of your email:
I like the new user interface design: 1. I like the new user interface because: 2. While I like it, I'd like to see the following adjustments: 3. Other things that I'd like to say while I've got your attention in an email: 4. Please contact me about my feedback (true/false - default):
If you dislike the navigation metaphor:
Subject line: InstaSurvey 7001 - Complete UI overhaul – Dislike
I don’t like the new user interface design:1. I don’t like the new user interface because: 2. While I don't like it, if you made the following changes, I might like it a little more:3. Other things that I'd like to say while I've got your attention in an email: 4. Please contact me about my feedback (true/false - default):