Diary Study with WhatsApp?


For running a diary study with up to 100 people I am currently thinking about using WhatsApp as the main documentation tool because participants have usually their smartphone always with them and are used to the different features of WhatsApp. Has anyone tried that already or have other suggestions?


That’s a great idea. I’ve heard of people using a private slack channel to do this as well.


That’s a really interesting idea. I’m wondering what your plan for extracting the responses and then synthesising them would be. Since you’re hacking the tool it will be a very manual process so think though that and make sure you leave yourself the time. Could be a fun blog post or article. Let us know how it goes!