With more than 16 years’ experience recruiting, interviewing and managing sensory research projects, the Ekas team is highly qualified to manage your project.
When it comes to sensory testing, every detail matters. We’ll follow your requirements to the absolute letter – no matter how complex the brief.
Our bespoke software gives you the functionality and flexibility of online surveys in any environment, anywhere across Australia.
Food and consumer product sensory
We offer full flexibility on scripting and data formats. You can script and supply a link, or we can to script your survey or sensory test for you. We’ll also supply your data files in a range of options to suit your needs.
Ekas recruiters can find and schedule your respondents for any size testing. We have the capacity to coordinate thousands of respondents anywhere in Australia, ensuring they’re on spec and correctly compensated for their time.
Our interviewers are fully trained in a wide range of sensory methodologies and have experience across many industry sectors, including beverages and alcohol, fast food, packaged snacks and meals, household items, electronics, medical devices, business products and apps, smoking, pet supplies, personal care, video gaming and whitegoods.
Purpose-built software enables our team to interview nationwide on iPads both offline and online (4G). This offers all the functionality of online surveys – such as incorporating images and videos, and enabling complex routing, etc. – in any environment.
Ekas has been ISO accredited since 2006, which means all our interviewers receive in-depth preliminary training and continual on-the-job training to maintain the highest quality and ethical standards.
We conduct survey validations for every interviewer working on each project and also carry out spot interviewer observations and evaluations.
- Purchasing items from specific importers
- Matching batch numbers
- Controlled storage to follow exact climate regulation instructions
- Smell control when preparing and cooking
- Serving using specific glasses/ items and at a specific temperature
- Documenting observations for usage tests
- Following precise placement and lighting instructions
- Creating and managing quiet and confidential testing areas
- Briefing respondents before each session on not engaging with each other
- Ensuring no phones or photos are taken in the testing area
Sensory testing room hire and venue management
Looking for the perfect place to conduct your test? We can manage the entire process to find an environment to match your requirements using our rooms here at Ekas or by sourcing other venues.