Questionnaire 1

1. On average, how often do you use a computer (for any task)?

__ Many times every day

__ About once a day

__ A few times a week

__ Once a week

__ A couple times a month

__ Rarely


2. What type of computer program do you most often use?
__ Word processor

__ Graphics/Illustrator Program

__ Spreadsheet

__ Database program

__ Program specific to job/occupation

__ Web browser

__ email program

__ Other: _____________________________________


3.  How often do you use the program in question
#2?


Program
1                         
Program 2
__ Many times every
day            __
Many times every day
__ Once a
day                     
__ Once a day
__ A few times a
week             
__ A few times a week
__ Once a
week                    
__ Once a week
__ A couple times a
month          __ A couple
times a month
__
Rarely                         
__ Rarely

Program 3
__ Many times every day
__ Once a day
__ A few times a week
__ Once a week
__ A couple times a month
__ Rarely

4. On average, how often do you use search engines on
the world wide web
(such as Infoseek, Altavista, Excite, Hotbot, etc.)
__ Many times every day
__ Once a day
__ A few times a week
__ Once a week
__ A couple times a month
__ Rarely

5. When you use an internet search engine, how often do
you use
Boolean-type modifiers (such + and Ė or AND, OR, NOT, NEAR,
etc.)?
__ Every time
__ Most of the time (e.g., ~60-90% of the
time)
__ About half the time
__ Occasionally (e.g., ~20-40% of the
time)
__ Rarely (e.g., ~5-15% of the time)
__ Never

6. If you use Boolean-type modifiers, do you know
from memory how you would
write your search to find pages with the word "piano" but not the word
"Steinway" on the search engine that you prefer? (Please do not look it up 
if you do not remember.)
 __ Donít know/donít remember how
Search:
_________________________________________________________________
What search engine do you use?
__________________________________________

7. Would you be willing to do a 15-20 test of a search
engine interface
I have designed?
__ No
__ Yes, you can contact me at:
_________________________________________