desktop 🠖 key concepts


A means to assign variables to ego, nodes, or edges, using a familiar and easy to use interface.


Forms are one of the primary ways that that you will assign values to your variables in Interviewer. They work by associating each variable with an input control, a question prompt and validation options, to form a field. Each form can have as many fields as you wish, and in any order.

When using Architect to design your study you will encounter several places where you are able to build a form - particularly when creating stages that use Interfaces such as the Name Generator, the Per-alter Form, and the Ego Form.

Constructing a Form

Forms are comprised of one or more 'fields', which can be re-ordered to appear in any sequence. The sequence they appear in Architect is the same sequence that they will be shown in Interviewer. To begin creating a form, locate the form section within the interface you are configuring.

Set the form heading, and then create fields for each of the variables you wish to capture on this form, by clicking the "create new" button.

When creating a new field, you will first either create a new variable or select an existing one to use from the variable chooser. Next, you will type the question prompt to be shown next to the input control.

Next you must decide which input control to use, which for new variables will determine the type that this variable will be set to.

After setting the input control, set any variable specific options and configure the validation options you require.


When designing forms, there are a few things that you should keep in mind: