Global Research

Consumer Product Testing Locations

There are many ways to reach your consumers with worldwide location tests. We engage hundreds of targeted participants on a daily basis around the world in retail, touristic destinations, cultural events, subway station…

We have active partners all around the world that fit most demographic and market specifications. We have different touristic destinations such as Balboa Park (San Diego-USA), Bryant Park (New York-USA), Hyde Park (London-England), Planty Park (Krakow-Poland), Passeigde Pujades and Passeig de Picasso (Barcelona-Spain), and Rocher des Doms (Avignon-France). We reach mainstream consumers while modern lifestyle and retail shopping complexes target healthy food shoppers, influencers, moms and fitness enthusiasts among other key consumer segments.

 

Worldwide Test Markets

With diverse surroundings and non-stop action, we have testing capabilities available worldwide: the USA, every countries of Europe including Baltic countries, African, Asian, Middle East and South American countries, Australia, New Zealand.

Our worldwide partners allow seamless product testing with hundreds of different consumers on the street every day.

 

Reach Miscellaneous Consumers

With our researches, we reach hundreds of consumers on-the-go effortlessly and seamlessly during the course of their daily lives.

•Ideal for consumer taste tests, package evaluations, mobile phone/mobile app tests, PC software tests, and other various experience researches

•Natural, anonymous and familiar settings create highly engaged participants who deliver authentic insights

•Supports completion of up to several hundred product surveys per day from on-the-go consumers

•A professional research staff on-site performs continuous test monitoring, tightly controlled recruiting and proper product preparations protocol

•Hands-on recruiting with integrated screening process

•Allows for reaching highly targeted demographics in multiple markets

•Expansive sensory and cerebral testing capabilities

 

 

Our Advantages

Through our first-to-market experience has emerged several key competitive advantages, methodology efficiencies and lower research costs for clients.

We can provide entirely the same service at the same time anywhere is the world and with quick results delivery. Our research is prominent and with flexible consumers.

 

Our Consumer Testing Style

We can target consumers face to face on the street, as well as online (Facebook, Twitter)

・Significant speed, control and cost advantages

・Up to several hundred consumer evaluations completed in one day and viewable via a website that relays in real-time

・Analysis turnaround is delivered in a week

・Complex sample randomizations support over 25 product variations

・Dropout rates are less than 5%

・Targeted consumer reach worldwide

・Natural, anonymous and familiar settings create trust and elicit honest insights

・Supports completion of up to several hundred product evaluations per day

・Participants are highly engaged and immediately rewarded with customized incentives

 

 

Yoichi Tokioka, CEO and founder of Timehill, Inc.

He is known for designing effective and innovative research and data collecting methods of text, speech, image, and vide, for the development of various consumer goods such as mobile app, PC software, foods and beverages with deep consumer knowledge and solution-driven insights. He graduated from Waseda University with a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and issued valuable scientific articles and books with Professor K. Hirose of Tokyo University. He is based in Kyoto, Japan, but goes around the world for research and business. People say he has more flight miles than any airline pilots!

 

Work With Us:

We look forward to hearing from your next consumer research or product testing study. Please email us a request for further information and we will be in touch with you shortly. 

info@timehill.biz

 

 

■Consumer Research■

For reaching your consumers with highest quality survey!

Large scale and worldwide 1:1 research made possible by Timehill Inc.

【Features】

Quality is “BETTER”

•Up to several hundred product surveys completed in a day

•Hands-on recruiting with a three-step screening process

•Rigorous participants monitored by the staff

•We never use the same participant twice

•Tight control of sample preparation and product serving specifications

•Drop-out rate is less than 5%

•Open-ends have over a 80% response rate

 

Speed is “FASTER”

•Virtually "Anytime and Anywhere”

•Unbeatable project turnaround

•Real-time results with 24-hour data delivery

•Reporting and SIG testing available within 3-5 days of testing completion

•Same day recruiting, screening and product testing

 

Cost is “CHEAPER"

•Participant incentives average $5-10

•Low sample and recruiting costs

•No costly building leases in numerous markets

 

【Types】

Research Methods & Services

•Worldwide location testing

•Online Surveys

•In-Home Use Testing

•One on One's & Focus Groups

•Social Media Listening

•Consumer & Industry Trends

•Bilingual Consumer Testing

 

Consumer Testing Studies

•Consumer Taste Tests

•Competitive/Comparative Product Research

•Package Evaluations

•Pricing Optimization

•Branding image study, etc.

•User Testing & UI Experience

 

【Consumer Field】

Food and beverage

Snack Tastings, Standard Beverages Tastings, Energy Drink Tastings, Soup Tastings

 

Café and Restaurant

Fast food Menu, Restaurant Menu, Café Menu

 

[Case Study]

 

 

■Product Research■

For the Innovative products with highest quality survey!

Large scale and worldwide 1:1 research made possible by Timehill Inc.

【Features】

Quality is “BETTER”

•Up to several hundred product surveys completed in a day

•Hands-on recruiting with a three-step screening process

•Rigorous participants monitored by the staff

•We never use the same participant twice

•Tight control of sample preparation and product serving specifications

•Drop-out rate is less than 5%

•Open-ends have over a 80% response rate

 

Speed is “FASTER”

•Virtually "Anytime and Anywhere”

•Unbeatable project turnaround

•Real-time results with 24-hour data delivery

•Reporting and SIG testing available within 3-5 days of testing completion

•Same day recruiting, screening and product testing

 

Cost is “CHEAPER"

•Participant incentives average $5-10

•Low sample and recruiting costs

•No costly building leases in numerous markets

 

【Types】

Product Testing

•Usability Testing

•Feasibility study

•Pilot study

Trend Survey

•Technology Trend Survey

•Survey on Utilization Trends

【Product Field】

Information device

Mobile phones, smart phones, smart watches, smart speaker, personal computers, other information devices,

 

Automobile

Auto parts, automotive accessories, car navigation systems (GPS system)

 

Office machine

Copy machines, office equipment

Others

Various home appliances, microphones, office meeting systems, etc.

 

[Case Study]

For car navigation performance / function test:

>First step:

Recruit from the several segments of participants (named driver) as follows

•car navigation history and current use frequency

•personal driving history and current driving frequency

>Second step:

From the departure place of the designated area participants are to drive freely to the destination at the designated speed. Our researcher sitting in the passenger seat has to report the participants’ movements/behavior by observing or interviewing them. At the same time, the operation log of the driver is automatically recorded in the car navigation system.

 

>Third step:

The result of the log is analyzed afterwards and subjected to necessary labeling and data processing.

 

>Much more:

Weather condition and congestion situation at the time of driving, and vehicle type, etc. are also to be done in various ways.

■Academic Research■

For the best scientific paper with highest quality survey!

Large scale and worldwide field work research made possible by Timehill Inc.

 

[Features]

In the field of academic research, we collect scientifically important data on site (named “field”) by interviewing participants on one on one for the best academic research and paper.

 

From a large number of randomly selected participants, various data can be gathered in a natural way (without prior preparation by participants for the subjects).

 

This is a data collection method called "data without distortion", scientific and fresh data directly from local people from all over the world. Unlike the current net research, this way of collecting data has many advantages.

 

[Types of Research]

  1. Interview research

We call the target of research in advance to the survey place (meeting room etc.) or ask a participant to take part in the interview by randomly speaking at the survey site (commercial area or tourist spot). Our researchers usually interview on one-on-one and ask the participants to answer the prepared questions or to do the various kinds of tasks set by the clients. We then

 

 2.Observation Research

Without calling the target of research in advance at the survey place (meeting room, etc.) or asking a participant to take part in the interview by randomly speaking at the survey site (commercial area or tourist spot). Our researchersWe then

 

 3.Self survey

The participants answer a question sheet by themselves. It is possible to conduct remote surveys by email, telephone or mail. We also use the method in this type of research. That means we will collect data from a large number of participants directly in each local area on a face-to-face basis. This way has the advantage of being able to check falsehood in the participant's answer (such as whether or not the participants really answer by themselves).

 

 4.Various experiments

We also undertake various experiments to collect data. The object of experiment can not only be a human being but also physical and natural phenomenon in various academic disciplines.
In this case, there are two ways to do the research:

First: our staff conducts experiments based on the designated experiment site, laboratory instruments, and experimental method.

Second: we provide the participants by sending them to the lab where the clients themselves do the experiment.

In both cases we can deliver the data according to the client’s specificities.

 

 

[Academic field]

Informatic engineering / cognitive science / cognitive psychology / experimental psychology / clinical psychology / sociological psychology / psychology of language / sociology / linguistics/ anthropology / cultural anthropology / folklore / history / archeology / ancient books science / literature / earth science / geography / physiology / medicine / genetics / dentistry / pharmacy / chemistry / agriculture / animal behavior science / biology

 

[Case study ]

EEG, EMG, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (functional MRI) experiments are to be done when the participant is performing some task for the study to understand pathological conditions such as mental disease diagnosis. Then, reports are to be recorded concerning the various behaviors and mental events by the participants themselves. This kind of experiment is also used in the field of cognitive science and comparative studies of humans and other primates. In order to elucidate a wide range of higher-order brain mechanisms (eg, visual / auditory cognition mechanism) such as human recognition / consciousness / will / intention / movement of the body / gesture / social behavior, the participants are to perform specified tasks while listening to sound and watching pictures and so on.

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