For desktop research, a Participate Chrome extension is used to record the screen, audio, and camera of the participant doing the test - in the case of Self-tests and Live tests.
And in the case of in-person tests - the Chrome extension is used to record the screen, audio, and camera of the Researcher's in-person desktop device.
This is how it works:

For participants

  • First make sure you have the latest version of Chrome Browser installed on the Desktop/Laptop you plan to use for the test.
  • To start testing, you'll receive a participant link from your point of contact (usually the researcher). It looks like this:

https://participate.lookback.io/<some-text>

  • When you click that in your Chrome desktop browser, you'll see this:
  • After installing the extension, you can start testing by hitting "Get started":
  • A new window will open with instructions on how to start the test.
    Now you're ready to start testing!

For researchers

Researchers require the Participate Chrome Extension to carry out DStart by preparing your test device.

Prepare your test device

When you Participant Arrives

  • Then click on 'Start Now'

You're now all set to start an in-person test!

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