Q: What would make me the right fit for a survey or testing opportunity?
Sometimes we’re looking for feedback from everyone - sometimes we need a specific group (like vulva-havers or people over 45). When it comes to surveys, if you’ve received the email, we’d love to hear from you.
When we enter a prototype testing phase, we’ll send out an email to active Dame Labs members asking for volunteers. Out of those who respond, we select members who best meet our research needs and allow us to build a demographically balanced tester pool.
We also try not to bother you about opportunities we don’t think you’ll be interested in. For example, if you’ve told us on a survey that you aren’t interested in internal toys, you might get filtered out of the pool before the testing phase.
For logistical reasons, we currently only do prototype testing with people who live in the United States.
Q: Do all Dame Labs members get prototypes?
Short answer - no.
We would love to have everyone test our products! However, prototype testing only happens every couple of months, and for each round of testing, we have far fewer prototypes than we have Dame Labs members. So we have to be a little selective. Members who have a history of filling out our surveys will be provided the opportunity to test prototypes.
If you are not selected for testing, we still love you! As our community grows, we want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to test. We also give extra-special consideration to members who’ve signed up to test several times without being selected.
Q: How much time should I expect to commit as a Dame Labs member?
As little or as much as you want.
When we email out surveys, it is your choice whether or not you want to fill them out. We’ll always include an estimate of how long the survey will take.
If you’re selected for prototype testing, you’ll be asked to test the product at least twice and fill out an accompanying survey over the course of a week before sending both back in the mail. Although the prototype surveys vary in length, they shouldn’t take you more than 20 minutes (leaving you more time for fun!).
Q: How many people have participated in Dame’s research?
Over 6,000 people have contributed to our product development process, including over 400 prototype testers (though those numbers are always rising). We’re excited for you to join our community and help us design the best products possible!
Want to help us out? Take the survey!