Coming Soon: A New Confusion Barometer

GoSoapBox most talked-about feature is the Confusion Barometer. When media outlets write about our award-winning, easy-to-use student response system, they are drawn to this widget.

The Confusion Barometer is a simple concept. When students join your GoSoapBox Event, they are automatically assigned the status “I’m Getting It”. As you are teaching, they can change this status to “I’m Confused”, and when they do it sends a signal to your teacher view.

Despite the name, the Confusion Barometer has never resembled, well — a barometer.

Photo Of The Old GoSoapBox Confusion Barometer

See what we mean? There’s a lot of information AND the look is boring.┬áThis has bothered us for a while, but we’ve been busy with other soon-to-be-announced functionality projects.

But we had some time to work with the Confusion Barometer, and right now you are going to get a sneak peek.

The New Confusion Barometer

Photo Of The New GoSoapBox Confusion Barometer

After talking with users, we realized that the Confusion Barometer’s history sparklines aren’t used at all, and the most important overall function is to give teachers an at-a-glance data point. Even reading a number adds to cognitive load, so we decided to entirely do away with numbers and charts and move toward this┬ábeautiful skeuomorphic gauge.

What do you think?

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