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InnoEngineer – Bringing Engineers And Project Owners Together To Execute Successful Projects

10 Awards. $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.

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InnoEngineer provides engineering project solutions for businesses while creating new and exciting job opportunities for engineers.

Target Audience:

  • Project owners (technical/non-technical entrepreneur with a great idea or a small business or a large organization which may not be able to find the best or smartest engineers or technical resources locally).
  • Engineers looking for freelancing engineering projects.
  • Other visitors who check out the site for everything else.

Competitors: Elance, Odesk.
Website URL: http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/


Feedback sought:

Assume that you are looking for a engineering project which can be performed remotely or off-site as a contractor or on a freelancing basis.

  1. Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these two questions (without peeking!):
    1. What do you remember?
    2. What do you think the site is about? What would have caused you to leave this site?
  2. Register as an ‘engineer’. You will get a confirmation email after you win a project. If you do not receive it, please check your spam folder then use the link below to resend the e-mail. You will receive an email in your inbox. You must follow the link in that email before you can become active on the marketplace. Until you finish the email verification process, you will be told that you do not have permission to participate. Please also ignore security certificate if you are asked for. Because, our site still resides on our developer’s testing server and this task is needed only for testing purposes. Then, search and bid for any project. You will be awarded a project within 2 hours after you bid. For testing purposes, you will be awarded any project you bid on.
  3. After you (engineer) won your project, you need to set up your project team, create tasks and milestones for your project using project management tool. You communicate with your peers (other engineers in our network) by posting on forums using professional networking tool.
  4. Provide us your user experience and feedback for using the site and achieving your objects.
  5. Please answer following questions:
    1. Usability: As an engineer or project owner, is this tool usable or not? If this wasn’t a test, would you have used the site? Why or why not?
    2. Time-saving: How can the design be improved to save you time and trouble?
    3. Ease of use: How can the design (or any bugs) be improved to make use easier?
    4. What did you like about the site? What other ideas do you have about how this site could be improved?

About InnoEngineer:

InnoEngineer is the first online service tailored for this purpose, offering practical and satisfactory solutions for companies that need expertise; companies post their projects and wait for engineers to bid. Engineers and companies that use InnoEngineer come from industries and backgrounds that are as varied as their expertise, providing a diverse pool of talents that can meet the needs of specialized.

InnoEngineer’s mission is simple: to provide a service that allows companies to find real-time solutions to their complex engineering projects effectively and efficiently.

10 Awards. $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.

       
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  1. [1]
    Sierra12346
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    Points: 3287
    Rank: Level 11
    Has Helped 64 Startups
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    Jan 20 2011
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    Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these two questions (without peeking!): …
     

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  2. [2]
    Jan 20 2011
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    Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these two questions (without peeking!): 

    What do you remember? I remember thinking that this site must be like an Elance style of site but for Engineering.  I remember the color scheme of blue and orange.  I remember there being a place for both Project Owners and Engineers.    I remember there is a tab for Get Ideas, Network and to Share Knowledge.
    What do you think the site is about? What would have caused you to leave this site? I think the site looks to be self serving.  I think that the it looks easy to navigate.   I don’t think that I would have left for any reason if I were looking for this type of work.
    Register as an engineer. Please ignore security certificate if you are asked for. Because, our site still resides on our developer’s testing server and this task is needed only for testing purposes. Then, search and bid for any project. You will be awarded a project within 2 hours after you bid. You will get a confirmation after you win a project. For testing purposes, you will be awarded any project you bid. I attempted to register but could not get past the phone number section.  It would not take any phone number I listed.  It would also not allow me to change the state from Virginia.    I tried to override this and go directly to bidding, but it would then not allow me to sign in.
    After you (engineer) won your project, you need to set up your project team, create tasks and milestones for your project using project management tool. Unable to complete
    You communicate with your peers (other engineers in our network) by posting on forums using professional networking tool. 

    Provide us your user experience and feedback for using the site and achieving your objects. Right now, I cannot go any further on using the site.  It started out really good.  I think the concept is excellent.
    Please answer following questions:

    Usability: As an engineer or project owner, is this tool usable or not? If this wasn’t a test, would you have used the site? Why or why not?
    Time-saving: How can the design be improved to save you time and trouble?
    Ease of use: How can the design (or any bugs) be improved to make use easier?
    What did you like about the site? What other ideas do you have about how this site could be improved? 

    I like the overall idea and think that it’s a great concept.  I wish that I had been able to actually go in and bid on projects.  It looks like something that will really work well once it gets the bugs worked out.  I look forward to checking it out further in the future!

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  3. [3]
    Oz
    Jan 20 2011
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    Please read this if you had any registration issues.

    You will get a confirmation email after registration. If you do not receive it, please check your spam folder then use the link below to resend the e-mail. You will receive an email in your inbox. You must follow the link in that email before you can become active on the marketplace. Until you finish the email verification process, you will be told that you do not have permission to participate. Please also ignore security certificate if you are asked for. Because, our site still resides on our developer’s testing server and this task is needed only for testing purposes. Then, search and bid for any project. You will be awarded a project within 2 hours after you bid. For testing purposes, you will be awarded any project you bid.”
     

  4. [4]
    Jan 20 2011
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    I am still unable to get past the phone number.  It won’t take anything I enter in the field.

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  5. [5]
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Jan 20 2011
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    I placed a bid about 4 hours ago but nothing has happened yet?? There was another bid on that project…
     

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  6. [6]
    Tricia
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    Points: 700
    Rank: Level 7
    Has Helped 14 Startups
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    Jan 20 2011
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    Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these two questions (without…
     

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  7. [7]
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    Points: 10877
    Rank: Level 14
    Has Helped 216 Startups
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    Jan 20 2011
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    Feedback sought: Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these…
     

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  8. [8]
    jwayne
    Jan 20 2011
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              i.            I just remember the “Project Owner” and “Engineers” options.
             ii.            It was not completely clear the value proposition.  I think there is too much disperse info on the page. Difficult to read / not compelling logo.
     
    5.  The sign-up process provided 4 options early on without explaining them.  There were two for engineers but it was not clear the difference between them, in other words, which one was the FREE version.  After signing-up for the website, it was not clear that I needed to check my e-mail to complete the process.  I try to login immediately and got a vague error message.
    6.
              i.            I think the navigation is not optimized.  Key functionalities like “Post Jobs” and “Bid on Project” are mixed with other less important functionalities.  Also, these secondary navigation tabs are not clearly highlighted as separate tabs in some areas of the sites (“Engineering Projects” and “Project Management Tools”) which makes the website navigation inconsistent.  They are all together under this black box.  You can only identify they are actually navigation options when you hover the mouse on top of them.   
             ii.            I would eliminate the yellow/orange bar “customized tools for…” that has no value in the system.  Change the navigation tab colors.  For the secondary tabs, I would use a different color and clearly separate each option across ALL main tabs.
           iii.            I have issues biding for a project and never got a project awarded.  So, I can tell more about some of the functionalities of the site.
           iv.            I liked the vertical navigation part of the website and the overall look and feel of the website below the yellow/orange tab.  I think the website is missing a FAQ

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    prwriter2008
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    Points: 1200
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 7 Startups
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    Jan 20 2011
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    Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer…
     

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  10. [10]
    Latasha
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    Points: 8628
    Rank: Level 13
    Has Helped 171 Startups
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    Jan 20 2011
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    Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these two questions…
     

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  11. [11]
    Orchid7
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    Points: 1303
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 20 Startups
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    Jan 22 2011
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    Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these two questions (without peeking!):…
     

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  12. [12]
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    Points: 1502
    Rank: Level 9
    Has Helped 28 Startups
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    Jan 23 2011
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    1. Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these two questions (without…
     

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  13. [13]
    melaniestuber
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    Points: 1150
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 22 Startups
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    Jan 23 2011
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    Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these two questions (without peeking!):…
     

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  14. [14]
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    Points: 1502
    Rank: Level 9
    Has Helped 28 Startups
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    Jan 24 2011
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    I'm still waiting for my e-mail to get through. Now I'm starting to wonder if I did everything correctly... Although…
     

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  15. [15]
    tarik
    Jan 25 2011
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    i deposed in your innoengineer account for testing purposes you can post project now

  16. [16]
    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Feb 6 2011
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    $5 awarded to melaniestuber.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Feb 6 2011
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    $5 awarded to Orchid7.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Feb 6 2011
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    $5 awarded to prwriter2008.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Feb 6 2011
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    $5 awarded to zeke2100.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Feb 6 2011
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    $5 awarded to Nuria.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Feb 6 2011
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    $5 awarded to Sierra12346.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Feb 6 2011
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    $5 awarded to Latasha.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Feb 6 2011
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    $5 awarded to Tricia.
     

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  24. [24]
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    Points: 1117
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 25 Startups
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    Feb 7 2011
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    Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these two questions (without…
     

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  25. [25]
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    Points: 1117
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 25 Startups
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    Feb 7 2011
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    Alright, so I got my account fixed now. the support team said that the link on my…
     

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  26. [26]
    tthau2010
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    Points: 4836
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 105 Startups
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    Feb 8 2011
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    Look at the site at http://stage.innoengineer.com/home/ for five seconds. Then look away and answer these two questions (without peeking!):…
     

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  27. [27]
    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Feb 9 2011
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    $5 awarded to pipezcicle.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Feb 9 2011
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    $5 awarded to jwayne.
     

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  29. [29]
    Oz
    Feb 15 2011
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    Thank you for great help.
    Oz
    ceo/founder
    Innoengineer Inc.

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