A questionnaire is a simple research tool that many people have encountered at least once in their lives. We are asked for opinions about services, events, we answer questions asked by sociologists or marketing specialists. Many people are already bored with the form of a paper questionnaire with tick-boxes. We are attacked by visually poor online surveys prepared by research agencies. Questionnaires about neighbourhood life can be difficult to implement. If we want to ask residents on the street about issues, this could be problematic and would require a group of interviewers. The survey used to map Gdańsk’s Dolne Miasto neighbourhood combined two research methods. During group interviews with local residents we talked about the good and bad sides of the place and its future potential, but also fears for the future. In order to check how common similar opinions and beliefs were among the residents, we designed a questionnaire in the form of a placemat distributed in local restaurants and cafés. People waiting to order could answer survey questions. We also made sure that the questionnaire itself was visually attractive and appealing, so that it would be of interest to respondents.