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Avalanche Risk Assessment - Development of a new tool

post #1 of 8
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Hi All,

My name is George, I work as an design engineer for a New Zealand based product design consultancy, idesign solutions Ltd.

We have recently initiated a project to bring to market a tool that will aid in the analysis of a snow base for avalanche risk. Our motivation for this project is to provide snow enthusiasts with a tool to collect more consistent and precise data so that the decision making process can be based on accurate results. We believe there is a need for a tool that encourages more frequent testing by reducing the sampling time and effort involved; therefore less assumption and safer riding!

It should be made clear that this project is not about reducing the need for extreme caution in the backcountry. We encourage and advise taking avalanches courses to continually improve your knowledge of the alpine environment and associated avalanche risk. This product will not replace current assessment methods but aims to allow for a more informed decision making process.

For this project to be a success we rely on your knowledge and experience to determine what this "tool or System" will be and how it will function etc. If you share an interest in this topic and would like to contribute to the development process please take the survey using the link below: This shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to complete. We value your time and input.

SURVEY LINK: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/432864/Avalanche-Risk-Assessment-Survey

post #2 of 8

So you really need my personal info for this?  Seems like you want more than my opinion and expertise.

post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post

So you really need my personal info for this?  Seems like you want more than my opinion and expertise.


I'm with you.  I'd be more than happy to spend the 25 minutes or so filling out a survey but not sure why my personal info has anything to do with it.  

post #4 of 8

SPAM!!!!!!!!!

post #5 of 8

More like data mining.  What do they need your occupation for?  I can sort of see the need for some demographics, but not address, etc. 

post #6 of 8

Either phishing or bone head marketing thinking of hey, as long as they are taking this survey let's get X, Y and Z. Phail.

post #7 of 8

NIce, how about doing the decent thing and at least signing up here! Then you can phish away

 

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your comments. I have since made the personal information that was compulsory no longer.

Cheers and happy new year.

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