Turn off voting while generating ideas in Q&A polls
When using a Q and A poll for idea generation/brainstorming, it's really hard to stop people voting while still in the brainstorming/idea generation phase. It would be great to be able to disable the voting feature until the ideas are all generated then turn it on for voting. It would also be good to be able to allocate a certain number of votes per respondent to limit how many ideas they can vote for. If this was a set percentage of the total ideas that the presenter can choose, that would be a really cool feature.
Very interesting idea! If I may ask:
- Would you still allow people to submit new ideas after allowing the voting? Or, would it be an up/down voting phase only
- And, would you want to just have a button the presenter can click on the chart to begin to allow voting or a different method?
It’s a very interesting idea though! I’ll run it by the team
Craig Smith commented
Hi Brian... I do a lot of idea generation stuff. Before Pollev, this would be done with post-its and sticky notes. The key thing is to separate the divergent thinking phase (brainstorming, idea creation etc.) from the convergent stage (idea evaluation and selection - closing in on the preferred solution).
Therefore, I think it would be good to be able to say "throw in all your ideas, no matter how crazy" without fear of having them immediately ranked or evaluation (as this often puts folks off). Here, the voting option would be switched off.
Then to be able to say "right, let's stop the idea generation and look at what we've got" and get folks to call out or explain their idea in more detail would be good. At this point I would pause the generation process and get folks to review all of the ideas (but no voting let, just looking).
THEN... to either re-open the idea generation (to allow folks to add new ideas that springboard off the ones they've just looked) at OR just open the voting. It would also be really cool to allocate users a set number of votes so they have to ration them (say 33% of the total ideas).
So to summarise, what would be perfect for me would be idea generation (no voting) then voting (no idea generation). You could have a hybrid perhaps where ideas can be added while voting but, above, there are two different thinking processes at play and it's good to separate them :-)
Happy to help further as I'd love to see this feature.