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Experimaker Mission Statement

Experimaker Mission Statement

  We believe that all behavioural experiments should be quick and simple to create, no matter how complex they are. We believe that researchers should be able to recreate any experiment they’re familiar with in under 30 minutes. No tutorials or help page required. We believe that experiment design should be accessible to even the newest undergraduates. No barriers to entry. We believe that an interface should be intuitive and easy to grasp. We believe that you should instantly see the changes you make to an experiment, no matter how large or small. We believe that instantaneous feedback is fundamental in creating an intuitive and natural software experience. We believe that – for the majority of researchers – a sufficiently flexible GUI interface does not limit the complexity of experiments you can create … … that an API should be available for the few who can take advantage of it ...
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Update: Saving, Publishing & Templates

Update: Saving, Publishing & Templates

Experimaker is currently in open beta, following an open access model. This means that some essential features are missing. And some features that are present may be unpolished. Updates will happen regularly. Experimaker will constantly be improving over the next several months. It’s exciting!Saving Today’s update is a crucial step into turning Experimaker into a production-ready experiment platform. We’ve fixed a number of issues with saved results. Now, every participant who takes an experiment is assigned a unique subject ID. And participant responses are logged correctly. Finally, our manual response time feature works properly. Now, you can choose when you’d like your RT timer to start – rather than the default 0ms. As a reminder, you can access this feature from the Timeline tab, as seen in the image on the right. Publishing It’d be pretty awful if we allowed participants to take your studies while there were issues with ...
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Update: Templates & Usability fixes

Update: Templates & Usability fixes

Experimaker is currently in open beta, following an open access model. This means that some essential features are missing. And some features that are present may be unpolished. Updates will happen regularly. Experimaker will constantly be improving over the next several months. It’s exciting!First Update The Experimaker open beta launched 2 weeks ago, and today we’re pushing out its very first update. Ready-made templates are a key feature of the platform, and we’ve added a few new ones. There are now 4 experiment templates to check out, including the classic Lexical Decision Task and Stroop Test. We’ll be adding more on a regular basis. All of the templates can be modified to suit your needs. We’ve redone the editor front page so that the list of public templates is loaded first. Previously, we dropped users straight into a new experiment. This can be intimidating if you’re not sure what to ...
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Experimaker at the Open Webinar Series on Psycholinguistics and Research Methods

Experimaker at the Open Webinar Series on Psycholinguistics and Research Methods

On the 9th July, Toybox Labs co-founder Tamara Schembri gave a presentation on Experimaker at the Open Webinar Series on Psycholinguistics and Research Methods, hosted by Xenia Schmalz. In the presentation, we explained how to use Experimaker for online experiments, and a little bit about classroom use. We demonstrated Experimaker’s key features, including: Ordering, input & layout options Using & editing experiment templates Automatic trial generation Testing & publishing your experiment Using Experimaker in the online classroom Future features For anyone who would like to view the event, a recording of the presentation has now been uploaded to the OSF. The slides, files and templates used are also available. So if you’d like to learn more about Experimaker, you can follow along and perform all of the demonstrated functions. Video: https://osf.io/fz7x4/ Slides: https://osf.io/k72p5/ Files: https://experimaker.com/webinar2020 Editor: https://experimaker.com/editor During the presentation, we intended to demonstrate how researchers can modify any fixed ...
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Experimaker open beta launch

We’re excited to announce the launch of our open beta for Experimaker! It’s available to try now, no signup required. We originally planned to launch a polished release version in December. But, at the moment, there is a lot of interest in online experiments. Many labs are planning to move their cognitive research online. So, we felt it would be a good idea to release an incomplete version earlier than planned. We’re missing a number of important features, and some of the features in place are still quite unpolished. We hope you’ll still find Experimaker useful, especially for classroom use, or planning purposes. Releasing so early on is also an opportunity. We want your feedback to improve the platform, and focus on the features that are important to you. Talk to us, and we’ll listen. We plan to have a fast update schedule, with multiple updates being released per month ...
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Welcome to Experimaker!

We’re excited to publish our new site in preparation for our 07/07/2020 open beta launch. We’ve added some content to give you an idea of what to expect when Experimaker launches. Here are some highlights! Experimaker Basics: Layout In this video, we demonstrate Experimaker’s real-time editing abilities by looking at changes you can make to the experiment layout. We look at all the different ways you can arrange images and text on the screen, as well as scaling and alignment options. Create a Stroop Test from scratch in under 10 minutes In this video, we go step-by-step through the process to create a Stroop test from scratch. If you’d like to follow along to create your own version, all the files used in this guide can be found in the tutorial page for the Stroop test. Experimaker Basics: Navigation Fast navigation is an integral part of the Experimaker experience, and ...
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