The perfect large group decision making tool
* No batteries required *
How They Work
Find Agreements Fast!
Feedback Frames are secret rating ballots with instant visual results.
Use them to facilitate equal opportunity workshops that are collaborative, efficient and fun.
No technical support required.
Any Age. Any Topic.
In the boardroom, classroom, innovation lab, or community hall.
Votes are private and anonymous. No one sees the results during the process of giving their opinion. This avoids the bandwagon effect and groupthink. Can’t do that with sticker voting!
Customizable Rating Scales
Modify one of our free templates or create your own rating sheet. Fits standard letter size (8 ½” x 11”) and A4 paper.
Use any rating scale you can think of in any language you can write
Many Token Styles
Use different kinds of tokens to represent different kinds of participants.
Table Top, Wall Hanging or Handheld
Attach a statement and signature sheet to the convenient front cover clips, and use hidden holes on the back to hang Feedback Frames on a wall. Use the sturdy built-in stand for setting up on a flat surface. Alternatively, you can pass them around, handheld.
Cover Locks Down
A hole at the bottom passes through the cover and frame. Tie it closed to keep curious cats from peaking at the results before everyone is done voting.
Attach Lego to the back to make your own add-ons, such as pen holders, clipboards for related information, or something else silly and brilliant.
Rugged and Reliable
Built with thick polycarbonate plastic and steel. Designed to survive a grade-one class or the world’s most rowdy committee meeting. Works out of the box instantly any time. No batteries to charge. No network to connect. No login, password or IT support required.
Feedback Frames are expected to retail for about $25 USD per unit.
Sold in Boxes of Five
Feedback Frames will be sold in boxes of five units for about $125 USD. Each box is sturdy and reusable for storage and travel. Each box also includes 250 small tokens, which fit 30 per column.
Who's Used Feedback Frames?
The early handmade prototypes of Feedback Frames have been used by a wide ranges of groups (see links below to blog posts with photos):
- Elections Ontario, directors strategy workshop
- City of Toronto, Engineering and Construction, directors strategy workshop (no blog post)
- A grade 12 English class
- Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, scientific conference session
- Samara (NGO) meeting demonstration
- Diceman family event
- International Association of Facilitators, sharing of practices workshop
- ...and scotch tasting with friends!
...a refreshing alternative to the complex (and typically expensive) high-tech audience response system methods routinely used for anonymous voting at meetings.
- Adrian Segar, author of “Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love”
Feedback Frames provide an alternative to the toxic polarization between fabricated Yes/No dichotomies - allowing any government, agency or community group to accurately collect nuanced data that reflects the diverse opinions in a room. No other system or tool provides the amount of flexibility, accuracy and convenience that has been designed into Feedback Frames.
- Dave Meslin, TED Speaker, author of new book "One hundred remedies for a broken democracy,” and professional rabble-rouser
What a fun and smart way for prioritizing student questions for inquiry based learning. For peer evaluation, I’m sure classmates would appreciate the anonymity. And wow, could this help in staff meetings too.
- Mimi Thomas, Elementary School Teacher, Toronto District School Board
In any meeting, seeing what everyone thinks is a huge challenge. Feedback Frames provide a way of doing that; efficiently and reliably. For those of us who prefer analogue tools rather than "the latest app!”
- Craig Freshley, expert facilitator, author of "The Wisdom of Group Decisions"
I can't wait to use Feedback Frames for community engagement - practical and effective!
- Lucy Cole-Edelstein, Director of Straight Talk, award winning Australian public consultation firm, IAP2 Certification Trainer
Ideal for evaluating options and priorities within face-to-face teams. Upgrade your collaborative workshops!
- Rob Purdie, Agile Coach, IBM. Founder, NYC Scrum User Group
Feedback Frames are unique for strategic senior leadership workshops. All parties can quickly and anonymously vote on organizational priorities, including providing analytical annotations. lt is simple, multidimensional, energizing and accurate.
- Henri-Leon Solomon, Organizational Development Advisor to the United Nations
I've used Jason Diceman's engagement tools with great success. He is taking it to the next level here.
- Ken Donnelly, President at Beyond Attitude Consulting Inc.
I'm Jason Diceman (little guy on the right), the inventor of Feedback Frames. My precursor invention was Idea Rating Sheets (originally called "Dotmocracy Sheets") which were first released in 2004. My templates and handbooks have been adopted by facilitators in over 33 different countries and used in more than 15 different languages. I've been a professional meeting facilitator for over 15 years, and a Senior Public Consultation Coordinator for the City of Toronto since 2010. I have a master's in Interactive Design and a background in web development, which have helped me optimize the usability of my tools. I'm also a father of three little people (all under 7) so I know how important it is to make products that are durable and easy to handle.
I'm working with Bartek Zalewski and Chris Pearen, part of Spark Innovations, a Canadian award-winning industrial design company specializing in the development of innovative products.
Ready for Manufacturing
We have working prototypes in hand and are just a few small steps away from mass manufacturing. Next we need a minimum order of at least 5,000 units to invest in the upfront tooling required for plastic injection molding.
Next step is to continue building a our mailing list of amazing people who want to use Feedback Frames. Once we have enough supporters committed to buying a set, we will begin pre-orders.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dimensions?
The current design has the unit at 33 cm wide x 26 cm tall x 2.5 cm thick (13” x 10¼” x ⅞”). We are aiming to make them a bit thinner for final production.
How much do they weigh?
The latest prototype weighs 750 grams (1.7 lbs). We are looking at options to reduce this weight for mass manufacturing.
Overall, Feedback Frames are similar in size and weight as text books.
How many Feedback Frames would I need?
It depends on how you plan to use them. You need one for each idea or option that you want participants to prioritize. Just think of all the points you write on a flip chart or sticky-notes on the wall from a traditional workshop. I’d suggest: 30-50 for a professional meeting facilitator who does large group meetings; 10-20 for a high school classroom, a committee, or a board of directors; 5-10 for a family, community group, club, team or elementary school classroom.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org