What can designers do with this pattern?
Dating sites ask users to fill in questionnaires to feed the systems initial conception of the user
Input or output?
How do users control the algorithm?
Users can consciously decide which information they want to feed the algorithm (constrained by the questionnaire)
How do users understand the control?
Users are aware the lanswers are used as an input abeit not so much on how the alogritm uses the input.
Some examples of use
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Comments & Talks
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