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$1,110
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
50
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 18 2014 8:54 PM UTC +00:00

About

Why Quick Query? We've all dreaded going to meetings at some time or another and we've all been to social gatherings looking for conversation starters...

Enter Quick Query! Quick Query is a simple tool that you can use as an ice breaker for meetings, conferences, classes, with friends, or in any social situation.

Sample Quick Query cards. They will look very similar to this, but each card back will also have either Deck 1 or Deck 2 printed on it.
Sample Quick Query cards. They will look very similar to this, but each card back will also have either Deck 1 or Deck 2 printed on it.

How does it work? Pick a card from the deck. Starting in order of seating arrangement, each person answers the question or can pass (no one is required to answer). The questions are meant to have quick answers, but if time isn't an issue you can elaborate as much as you want. If you're using this in a meeting, I recommend using Quick Query at the beginning. This helps lighten up the mood before diving into the meeting content.

How did Quick Query get started? Last year I started working with a team of developers and wanted to come up with a way for us to get to know each other better. We practice Agile/Scrum, so that means we have a built-in set of meetings. Before we start our daily scrum, I ask a simple question that each team member answers or passes. While it only takes a few seconds to answer, it's changed the meetings in a positive way. Everyone knows each other better, we have more fun, and I have even gotten feedback that productivity has gone up. The questions have even spread to other meetings within the company. Yay!

What's with the flying squirrel wearing glasses? The squirrel design was created for my website and social media under SquirrelFriday. I love squirrels and I wear glasses, so why not a flying squirrel wearing glasses?! I thought this design would make a fun back for the cards.

One of my favorite questions.
One of my favorite questions.

What do you get? There are two decks of Quick Query cards. Each deck has 54 cards. The cards are 2.25" x 3.5" with rounded corners and printed on playing card quality stock. Each deck comes in a plastic card box. Each deck contains 50 questions, 3 blank cards for you to come up with your own questions, and a directions card. The complete set of two decks has 100 questions, 6 blank cards, and 2 directions cards. Questions are work friendly!

Update!! I'm upgrading the box the cards come in! Each deck will now come in a clear plastic card case. Pretty spiffy!!

Sample cards in a clear card box. Since these are sample cards, the final design will also have either Deck 1 or Deck 2 also printed on the back of the card.
Sample cards in a clear card box. Since these are sample cards, the final design will also have either Deck 1 or Deck 2 also printed on the back of the card.

Funding goal. The amount of $1,500 will cover the costs to pay for printer setup fees, sample cards, printing costs, packaging, and shipping within the United States. I've also figured in the approximately 10% in Kickstarter and Amazon fees. 

Contributors: I want to thank the people who helped contribute to this project with questions and encouragement: Emily, Julia Jurgens, Renee Bibby, Leila Nassar, Jamilia N., Karen, Allison Golinkoff, Erica Sinkovic, Jason Pope, Keith Brown, and Nikola.

Thanks for taking time to check out my project!

Risks and challenges

I'm using a printer that has worked with other Kickstarter projects. The design and layout of the cards is already done. Once the project is successfully funded, I just need to contact the printer with the quantity to print.

There should be no risks involved unless equipment fails at the printer and delays printing. In this worst case scenario, I will provide updates to backers.

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    ONE DECK of Quick Query Deck 1 (50 questions, 3 blanks, 1 directions card, tuck box). US shipping included.

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    COMPLETE SET: ONE DECK EACH of Quick Query Deck 1 and Deck 2. 100 questions, 6 blanks, 2 directions cards. (Each deck contains 50 questions, 3 blanks, 1 directions card, tuck box). US shipping included.

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    COMPANY PACKAGE: THREE COMPLETE SETS of Quick Query Deck 1 and Deck 2. Each set contains 100 questions, 6 blanks, 2 directions cards. (Each deck contains 50 questions, 3 blanks, 1 directions card, tuck box). US shipping included.

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    COMPANY MEETING PACKAGE: If you live in the Portland, Oregon metro area (Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Vancouver, Washington)
    I'LL COME TO THE BEGINING OF ONE OF YOUR MEETINGS (one hour maximum). I'll introduce myself and how Quick Query came about and how it works. I'll even bring you TWO DOZEN DOUGHNUTS! I'll also bring you THREE COMPLETE SETS of Quick Query Deck 1 and Deck 2. Each set contains 100 questions, 6 blanks, 2 directions cards.(Each deck contains 50 questions, 3 blanks, 1 directions card, tuck box).

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