Does anyone know a good way to show a double matrix question? For example where you need to rate stuff in 2 categorie!s (or more). Ive attached an example of what we came up with so far. The problem with this solution is that you have 2 clicks (1 for the dropdown, 1 for the option). We want to avoid this.


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Maybe 2 sliders? Not alot of room for that tho.


Perhaps two columns of star-ratings? These only need a single click each, and are quite familiar for most users.


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Note: the given stars don't nessecairily reflect my own ratings of these devices ;-)

  • For me this would be the easiest most recognizable way to rate multiple properties. It would fit nicely if the rating was just 1 through 5. Unfortunately this is not the case. – prd87 Sep 25 '12 at 12:40
  • Can you tell us what the valid rating ranges are then? As you see, it is of importance to the proposed solutions. – André Sep 25 '12 at 15:32
  • In this particular case just 1 through 5 and 1 through 10. The client doesn't want to go for 1 scale for both properties. – prd87 Sep 26 '12 at 8:55

It depends on how many values each dropdown has and how many metrics per item. Sign up to a bunch of online survey services and see what solutions they offer (e.g. survs.com)

A very common design pattern is spreading out the options with radio buttons or with sliders.


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  • This is probably the best option, only in my case the scales are different aswell. Where 1 category may be a rating in numbers 1 through 5, the other may be a rating like your mockup. I don't like the different scales at all, but thats the way the client wants it. – prd87 Sep 25 '12 at 12:38

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