Finding Great Graphics for Your Study
ProofPilot is designed to help you think about the participant experience as you design the study. Participants like visuals. ProofPilot encourages you to find the best visuals you can. It will help create the best participant experience.
You will need study visuals in the following locations:
- Study logo
- Study recruitment page
- Task Intro pages
- Interventions or treatments
To help you find the best images, we’ve provided a quick list of readily available image sources.
Free Image Sources
Your camera: One of the best sources for imagery is you. Everyone is taking lots of photographs these days. Just be careful and ensure you have a consent and release from any individuals that are in the photo.
Your organization: Many organizations have lots of graphics, logos and assets. If there are any individuals in these assets, make sure you have written permission to use those individuals in your visual study materials.
Free stock photography (Creative Common): It can be really tempting to just take images from the web and use them in your study. Don’t do that. It’s illegal and could result in your study being suspended. There are lots of free sources. Look for the “Creative Commons Zero,” license. It means you can use the image without restriction.
- Flickr: (www.flickr.com) Flickr is a large photos sharing platform owned by Yahoo. You can do a search for images licensed under the “creative commons” license that allows use for any purpose.
- StockUp: (www.sitebuilderreport.com) a free stock photography site.
- Uplash: (www.unsplash.com) another free stock photography site.
- Pexel: (www.pexels.com/) another free stock photography site.
- FindaPhoto: (finda.photo/) helps you search through a variety of small free use photo sites.
- Stock Up: (www.sitebuilderreport.com/stock-up): searches some free photo sites.
- Iamcure: (www.imcreator.com/free): A curated list of free images
- Splashbase: (www.splashbase.co/). a search and discovery platform for creative common images
- Picjumbo: (picjumbo.com/): another free stock image site.
- Albumariium: (albumarium.com/): search through creative common images
- Designer Pics: (www.designerspics.com/): a selection of high quality free to use images.
- Death to stock photos: (deathtothestockphoto.com/): monthly images by e-mail
- Foodies Feed: (foodiesfeed.com/) Particularly good for nutrition and food studies.
- LIfe of Pix: (www.lifeofpix.com/)
- Startup Photos: (startupstockphotos.com/) good for tech focused studies
- Urban Vignettes: (getrefe.tumblr.com/) good for studies with an urban focus.
- Food Photos: (freefoodphotos.com/index.html) also good for food and nutrition studies
- Pixababy: (pixabay.com/) illustrations and vectors
- Free Nature Photography: (freenaturestock.com/) mostly vistas
- PhotoPin: (photopin.com/)
- FreeStock: (thestocks.im/) search through various free sources in one place.
- Vintage: (viintage.com/) thousands of public domain images and visuals that from the olden days.
- PD Pics: (www.pdpics.com/) repository for public domain photos.
Not finding what you’re looking for?
With a little cash, you can get something a little more specific – or even custom. Here are some options:
- Getty Images (www.getty.com): This is the place. You can license photos for web use for $50 to several hundred dollars.
- 99Designs (www.99designs.com): For a couple hundred dollars, have designers from around the world complete to design images and or a logo.
I want Professional Help
ProofPilot can connect you with designers familiar with the ProofPilot platform. They can help you create an experience that’s perfect for your study, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.