Heat Map Analysis/ Question Type

A heat map is a graphical representation of data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors. Fractal maps and tree maps both often use a similar system of color-coding to represent the values taken by a variable in a hierarchy. Heat maps help you get an instant feel for an area by grouping places into categories and displaying their density visually. The darker the color is, the higher is the density.

How can I add a Heatmap - Image Testing question to my survey?

  • Step 1: Go to Login >> Surveys >> Edit >> Workspace >>
  • Click on the Add Question link.
  • From Advanced Question Types section select the Heatmap - Image Testing question type from the Image/ Multimedia list.
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  • Question Text: Enter in the Question Text using inline editing.
  • Image: Click on the default ? mark image and select the Image from the pop up menu or upload a new one
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How do the respondents answer the Heatmap - Text Analysis question?

To answer the Heatmap - Text Analysis question, respondents will have to drag the area on the image.

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Heatmap Highlight Clicks

The Highlight Clicks option allows you to collect the exact coordinates of respondent clicks on an image. You can enable this option from Heatmap question settings:

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You can also limit the number of points a respondent can select / click. If a respondent exceeds this limit, the latest selection will replace the oldest one.

Once this option is enabled, respondents see a small dot where they click.

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What type of analysis / reporting do I get for the heat map data?

With the Survey Analytics Enterprise Platform you can analyze the heat map data in a very sophisticated way. You will get an image representation of your original image for the data. The area that was dragged most often by the respondents would be highlighted in dark red. The lesser number of times an area is dragged, the fainter red color it would be highlighted in. The areas that were never dragged would be highlighted in blue. You will easilly come to know the respondents trend / area of focus by just viewing the image.

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License & Access Options

This feature/tools described here are available with the following license(s) :

Enterprise Edition