How to Create a Survey Kiosk Using Google Forms

Google Forms Kiosk Mode Survey

In this article I’m going to cover how to setup a simple yet effective survey kiosk using Google Forms and KioskSimple.

Using a survey kiosk is an effective way to gather feedback from your customers or members.

Simply create your survey kiosk form in Google Forms and then use KioskSimple to securely present your survey on an affordable tablet kiosk.

Here are the steps…

Step 1: Register for a Google account

Creating a Google account is easy and free and can be done from here.

Step 2: Build a survey kiosk form using Google Forms

Using Google Forms you can create a survey kiosk form in a few minutes.  First navigate to Google Forms.

You can either start from one of the templates or create your own form from scratch.

Building your survey kiosk form is beyond the scope of this article but using Google Forms is very simple.

Google Forms Survey Kiosk
Google Forms comes with a handful of templates or you can create a blank form

Step 3: Find the web address of your survey kiosk form

Once you’ve completed building your survey kiosk form you need to locate the form address (aka URL).

This can be accomplished by pressing the SEND button in the upper right-hand corner.

Click the option to Send via link.

Send Survey Kiosk Form
Optionally, you can shorten the URL of your survey kiosk form.

To easily copy the survey kiosk URL to your clipboard your can either press the COPY button or highlight the link and press CTRL-C.

Step 4: Install KioskSimple

Once you’ve created your survey kiosk form in Google Forms it’s time to install the free demo of KioskSimple.

In most cases you’ll want to install the 64-bit version.

Don’t worry about installing the wrong version. The installer will automatically detect your operating system and prevent you from installing the wrong version.

KioskSimple Survey Kiosk Made Easy

Step 5: Setup KioskSimple to run your survey kiosk

Now we’re ready to configure KioskSimple to run your survey kiosk form from your tablet kiosk.

Click the Configure KioskSimple icon on your desktop and you’ll be prompted to enter your website.

Paste in the URL (CTRL-V) of the survey kiosk form you created in the previous step and press CONTINUE (see below).

Now close the KioskSimple Configuration App and its time to test your survey kiosk.

Config KS Survey Kiosk
Enter the URL of your survey kiosk form into KioskSimple.

Step 6: Launch your new survey kiosk!

From your desktop click the Start KioskSimple icon and select the option to Try the Demo.

Next you’ll be prompted to either run KioskSimple in Test Mode or Lockdown Mode. For the purpose of your initial testing, select Test Mode.

Once KioskSimple is running you’ll see your survey kiosk form will load and you can perform any tests.

Survey Kiosk
Here’s what your survey looks like running on your new survey kiosk!

When you’re ready to exit KioskSimple the default password is “kiosksimple.”

You can get to the password prompt by either pressing ESC on a physical keyboard (attached via USB) or by bringing up the touchscreen keyboard by pressing the keyboard icon in the lower right-hand corner.

To access the ESC key on the touchscreen keyboard first click the &123 key in the lower left-hand corner of the keyboard and then a new view will load with the ESC key on the right.

After entering the default password of “kiosksimple” select the option to Close KioskSimple and you’ll be returned to the Windows desktop.

When you’re ready to deploy KioskSimple for use by the general public you’ll want to purchase a license of KioskSimple and launch KioskSimple in Lockdown Mode.

Picking the right tablet for your survey kiosk

There are a variety of inexpensive Windows tablets available today.  At the time of this writing the Surface Pro 2 or Surface Pro 3 are both dependable and affordable options.

Need additional help?

We’re happy to help step you through setting up your survey kiosk over the phone.

Contact us today if you have any questions and we’ll get you up and running quickly.

Andrew Savala
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Author: Andrew Savala

Andrew Savala is the CEO of RedSwimmer, with a background in designing and deploying complex payment kiosk systems. Andrew offers high-value, strategic consulting services to companies looking to develop their payment kiosks.