As an academic project, I'm developing a simple facebook application. I intend it to be some kind of a mind game exploring creativity.
Its current design is simple: the user just writes a short phrase as creative as he/she can think of as an answer to a given question, then the question and the answer are evaluated by other users.
My problem is the evaluation interface. After some testing we realized people were confusing creativity with originality, so we decided to be more specific and show 2 tick selectors below the proposed question and answer to evaluate:
This answer is intelligible (I understand it, it's related enough to the question and in my opinion it makes enough sense to accept it as a valid answer)
This answer is original (An answer like this wouldn't be in the top of my mind if I were asked the same thing)
I have a clear idea of what I want but I have no clue on how should it look like from the interface point of view.
Can you give me some related examples you have encountered or implemented and liked that can help me decide which way to go?
Some ideas I thought of:
Should it be a button, a text link, an image changing on hover? which kind of image/s?
Should I have a third link/button/ticker to mark it as creative, which would automatically select the other two?
Should I also have a like button to mark when an answer is particularly interesting to the evaluator or is it already implied as it is?
(Of course the effectiveness of this method is in question, because the creative effort is almost as much on the person who thinks of the answer as on the persons evaluating that answer, but since there are many evaluators we are hoping to be able to determine with some certainty which users and answers are more creative, so we decided to leave that discussion behind and test it anyway.)