Survey about Framework Laptop users

Hey guys, I’m a tech enthusiast and designer working on a research project in the tech field, specifically exploring user experiences with the Framework Laptop and I would love to hear your thoughts and gather some insights from someone who’s been using it firsthand.
I have a survey about it so If you have some minutes to spend to do this survey I’ll be so grateful
Here is the survey:

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Your survey asks about desktop interface and customizing it. Are you trying to describe the digital interface within the operating system, or the physical interface about the laptop itself (eg: laptop cover, keyboard, palm rest, etc)?

Some questions are also applicable in multiple areas, where a checkbox would be more accurate, than radio selectors.

Will you make the survey results public?
If not then I don’t see a point in answering anything.
Especially when you require google forms and google account to do it.


“Would you be willing to pay for additional customization features or prefer them to be included as part of the standard offering?”

The answer cannot be other than “Yes” or “Mu”. :slight_smile:

Why didn’t you differentiate between user interfaces? There is huge difference between i3 and Windows 10.

@mrwm The survey asks about the digital interface within the OS

@Martynas the answers you share would not be public at all and your answers will remain anonymous, just like I said in the survey: Your responses and data will remain anonymous, not be shared anywhere, and only limited to this study.

@suliblian Could you please explain more please, I didn’t understand what you mean

This a logic/programming joke on OR questions. In programming, an OR clause is “True” (“yes”) if at least one of the conditions is met. It is “false” (“no”) if neither clause is fulfilled.

Does Joe eat ice-cream or Jane eat ice-cream?

Joe eats ice-cream | Jane eats ice-cream | answer
    yes                  yes                "yes"
    yes                  no                 "yes"
    no                   yes                "yes"
    no                   no                 "no"

Similar: “3 is an odd number” OR “3 is an even number” => “true”.

Several jokes circulate in which a programmer was asked an “… or …” question and replied “yes”.

In the same vein, “Would you be willing to pay for additional customization features or prefer them to be included as part of the standard offering?” would have to be answered with “yes”.

My alternative, “Mu”, has hard to translate meanings. It is used (among other uses) to express “jumping out” of a question or koan in Zen Buddhism, in an attempt to kick the student into a different mindset.

Here it would mean something like “the question is not answerable” or “neither answer is correct” or “undefined”. For example, if someone neither would pay nor wants inclusion in standard offering, but in other form, e.g., as source code. (<= This is rather nitpicky if Mu is not interpreted as a joke!)

This answer became commonly understood among programmers, where the two books mentioned under “Non-dualistic meaning” were widely known.


I feel old now.

It would be good to also ask in the next survey (if it is planned) which desktop is implied in the answers. Linux example: Cinnamon or i3 or Gnome are rather different in their user interface.

And the underlying OS can display very different amounts of technical issues, e.g. Arch Linux vs. Linux Mint, and offer very different resources (Arch Wiki has no peer afaik).