Suriname with engineers

“I will give 10 pounds towards the 500 pounds needed for Engineers Without Borders UK’s project in Suriname but only if 49 other people will too.”

  • What were your first, and subsequent reactions on seeing the sentence/link above?
  • If you followed the link, what was your first rection to the page?
  • Could you understand the page? In particular, describe any false lines of understanding which the page layout or text led you down before you understood it.

I’m going to pretend this is a “usability study” by asking you the above follow up questions (you may think I really just want you to sign up and if we succeed to give money, but actually I want to improve PledgeBank as well). Do answer in the comments, or if you like by email…

3 thoughts on “Suriname with engineers

  1. Ah, I get it. At first I thought that the sentence was just a way of describing the pledge, rather than an actual true utterance on the part of Andrew Lamb. So then I thought that the countdown had a bug in it, cos I thought it should add up to 50. Anyway, I looked at PledgeBank and now I understand the principle better.

    Sounds like an interesting project.

  2. Hey, what’s wrong with people who aren’t in Cambridge or London? Aren’t our tenners any good?

  3. Yeah, I don’t know why it says Cambridge or London. I think because Engineers Without Borders is based there. Any suggestions how to reduce the confusion about the countdown?

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