Grade an idea or design, discuss the reasoning of all participants


Grading allows your participants to give a mark with a simple movement of the thumb. The module can be used in a very creative way by playing with the adjustable minimum and maximum values (and step size) in the editor to measure anything quantifiable. Sample use cases have included: driving speeds (0-100), the number of days people want to work from home once Covid is over (0-5) and the year a particular canal was dug (1850-1950).

Watch a video below where we demonstrate how the grading works.


One’s own mark/color is directly identifiable. Room for discussion on each mark. Nuance because marks may keep changing during discussion.

Takes more time to identify one’s own mark/color. Clear insight into popularity of viewpoints. They can also be discussed.

A less readable large area with individual marks, but a clear average mark. Let people selectively have their say.


  • Flexible: marks may serve as grade, year, distance, or whatever.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Simple to use.
  • Connects participants by showing both individual marks and average.
  • Responses can be given uninfluenced.
  • Quantifies qualitative data.
  • Data can be exported (Excel).
  • Cons

  • May be messy in large groups .
  • Click here for a summary of all work formats and here to compare them.