IDA Usability Survey

Thank you for using the Intelligent Discovery Agent Extension in RapidMiner. You have probably been directed to this page by clicking on the questionnaire button in the IDA Extension. We would like to ask you to take the time to fill in the following questionnaire which will help us to improve the IDA Extension in future releases.

For each of the following statements, please indicate whether you agree or disagree where 1 means "completely disagree" and 5 means "completely agree". In the end you can enter any general comments you may have. If you want to be informed about future releases, you can also leave your email address. Thank you for participating in this survey!


I think the IDA Extension is easy to use.
I think the IDA Extension is unnecessarily complex to use.
I needed the help of an expert to use the IDA Extension.
I thought the IDA Extension shows too much inconsistency.
I would imagine most people would learn to use this system quickly.
I needed to learn a lot before I could get going with the IDA Extension.
I found the IDA Extension cumbersome to use.
I felt confident using the IDA Extension.
I think I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use the IDA.

User Interface

The user interface of the IDA Extension is well designed.
The task descriptions are clear and comprehensible.
I found the IDA Extension is well integrated with RapidMiner

Quality of Results

The processes generated by the IDA Extension are useful.
I need more support for selecting one of the generated processes.
I am satisfied with the workflows' rankings.
A workflow's ranking correlates well with its true performance.
It is still difficult for me to find good processes, even when using the IDA.

Possible Improvements

Please indicate which of the following features you would like to see in future versions of the IDA Extension.

I would like to get better rankings for the processes.
It would be nice if the system would provide explanations for the individual steps.
Sketching workflow templates using tasks and operators and having the IDA generate possible workflows.
I would like the IDA Extension to be able to propose corrections for a given workflow.


I think I will use the IDA Extension frequently.
The IDA improves my data analysis process.
I am experienced in designing data mining processes.
Please add 2 and 2.