Category: Usability

27 Aug

Quantity or quality of participation? You don’t have to choose.

Marcelo Bursztein Public engagement, Usability, User experience 0 Comments

What should you do? Require that users register to participate or allow anonymous submissions? That is the question. In traditional online community applications, systems ask users to log in or register upfront in order to participate. As we’ve seen, asking users to register before they interact, deters some users from participating. So you end up with fewer submissions. But you don’t have to go all the way to allowing anonymous submissions. There’s a better way to do this.