Instructables User Survey
This survey is part of a research study on the use of online project documentation, particularly use of the Instructables site. If you have any questions, please email
How often do you use the Instructables site?
Multiple times a day
Once a day
Multiple times a week
Once a week
Multiple times a month
Once a month
Which categories of Instructables projects have you looked at?
Have you ever recreated an Instructable?
If so, can you describe your process?
Did you change any steps? Was any information missing from the Instructable that made it hard for you to recreate it? Did you personalize your project?
Have you ever applied part of an Instructable to one of your projects?
Example: Looking at an Instructable to learn how to solder and applying tips from the Instructable to your own project.
If so, can you describe what you used and how you applied it?
Please rank, in order of importance, the reasons why you look at Instructables.
1: Most important, 3: Least important
To look for projects I want to recreate
To learn a particular technique
To get ideas for projects
Any other reasons you use Instructables?
Have you ever authored an Instructable?
If so, how many Instructables have you published?
If you haven't, what prevents you from writing one?
What other sites do you commonly use to look at projects / get project help?
What is your age?
What is your gender?
Any other thoughts?
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