2.7. SWOT Analysis (IIL)

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  • #9863


    Comments on SWOT:

  • #10059


    – This app does not offer much added value for users. For a SWOT analysis regions have to consider their strengths and weaknesses, and the opportunities and threats they face. The first two are internal to the region, the latter two are external. If this was a real app, it would use results from the other regional analysis/profiling/benchmarking tools to suggest to users where their region’s SWOTs lie.
    – In its current form, this app would be better labelled as an online guidance material. However, even for that it would have to be rethought in order to become more RIS3 specific. Real examples from regions could be helpful to display. Some added value could be drawn from displaying relevant guiding questions organised into stakeholder categories: separate sets of questions for industry, for civil society, for academia, for government. This would help them formulate better/more relevant points, and allow them to also think with regard to other stakeholders’ possible viewpoints.

    – Given the limited functionality, it works.

    – Not useful – the function could be carried out in any simple text editing software and it is not clear what value added this app providers.

  • #10166


    • The application is currently not working and is therefore impossible to test
    • The about page is poor of contents. A graph explaining its functioning, as in the previous apps, can help the user to better understand what the app is about
    • By looking at the about page and guide, it is very difficult to understand: 1) what the added value offered by this application is; 2) why this app should be used instead of any other word processors as its functionality seems to offer nothing but a graph that can be easily produced with software programmes like Excel or Word.
    • The app should provide best practices of SWOT analyses drawn from WP.1, because it should help regions to face the challenge of conducting a SWOT analysis instead of supporting only the visualisation of the results obtained with this exercise.

  • #10167


    The application is working after logging in on the platform.
    One bug that I have found refers to the PDF file that is exported. I am attaching here the file so you can also understand the issue.

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  • #10497


    – Unlike the other apps, in this app you immediately land on the actual application itself, which is more user-friendly
    – Apps can be made more user friendly by changing the boxes for the SWOT aspects. Now it isn’t possible to adapt texts that have already been submitted, which means the users now has to rewrite the entire text. Also, the typeable boxes themselves are not very useful: it would be nicer if the user could directly type in the white fields/boxes on the screen
    – More info on the SWOT analysis would be appreciated (f.e. what kind of input is expected?)
    – Adding of online steps ( apps that can be used to fill in the SWOT analysis)
    • Clear and nice. However a more detailed guidance on what the SWOT analysis is and how it should be filled in correctly in order to have qualitative input could be provided – such as the guiding questions.
    • Some user cases and/or examples of SWOT analysis might be provided (in order to identify what strength, weakness, opportunity and threat is)
    • The guidance could be included in the separate S W O T boxes (e.g. in grey to put into “strength box” the description such as “characteristics of the business/project/industry… that give it and advantage over others”. This grey guide will disappear when typing directly into the box.
    • The possibility to type directly in the boxes and be able to edit it right away would be much more user friendly
    • The online steps table on the right hand side (in yellow) might be considered as used by each app
    • The design of the app is too simple, this could be easily improved.
    • When entering this page, a new log-in is required – however, it is not mentioned so it seems as though the app is inaccessible.

  • #10583



    • It would be good if the SWOT analysis provides the users with the possibility to critically overview the material that was produced by the previous applications as a sort of feedback loop. This should instruct the starting of the collaborative visioning process;
    • The SWOT Analysis can be the starting point of the engagement process and opening the analysis to any type of external audiences would be extremely helpful. Therefore, it would be useful to include digital tools able to solicit the crowd.

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