Mock focus groups- Toddlers & Smartphones; Insights from the mouth of babes!

Mock Focus Groups – Toddlers

Focus groups with children can always be “interesting”.  A lot of fun and a lot of challenges are always in store for you!

I’m not sure if you’ll find anything more adorable than these young girls in this mock focus groups.  Sadly I think they outsmarted the Models, Guidos,  Failed rockers and Surfers!  This particular video wasn’t as funny as the others, but it sure is cute!  Having done a little work with kids, I can relate to trying to wrangle cats…

Product Testing Institute – Toddlers


Here is a book for those interested in learning about Focus groups.  I recommend buying the used version

Venn diagram comparisons of sets- quick way to see overlap or lack there of

venn diagram

Venn diagram comparisons of sets

I often need to determine what items are in set A and Set B, in Set A and not in Set B and in B and not in Set A. Excel and other tools can do this but it takes time to open it up and configure the file. I wrote an AutoHotKey script which is very easy to get the Union, etc. and is very flexible.   The script can be downloaded below but I recommend first watching the video to understand exactly what is going on.



Venn Diagram / Compare sets Utility

Compare Sets Utility


Venn Diagram / AutoHotkey Compare Sets code

110 year old birthday party! This is a very funny interview!

110 year old birthdayThis is one of the funniest videos I’ve seen in a long time.
Flossy Dickey is 110 (born in 1906!) and gives a very interesting interview.

Her secret of living so long? “I don’t fight it, I just live it!”  Besides napping she also enjoys some whiskey straight-up!  My kind of girl!

I’ll have to make sure I plan to attend 110 year old birthday!

110 year old birthday

Interview with 110 Year Old Woman, Flossie Dickey

If you found that as hysterical as I did, you’ll probably also appreciate this book on the humor of getting old.

Easily update Excel graphs; AutoHotKey saved me 100’s of repetitive clicks

Easily update Excel graphs

Easily update Excel graphs

In market research I used to spend a lot of time making sure my charts and graphs were beautiful visualizations that conveyed the data in an easy to understandable way.

I always wanted to make complete use of the range of the graph and would have to, manually, update each one.  I finally learned some object oriented programming and wrote an script in AutoHotKey to easily change the axis on scales in and easily update Excel graphs.  The below video demonstrates how I can just hit a key combo and scroll up/down to adjust the scale.

Tweaking Graphs in Excel