1000Minds is an online suite of tools and processes to help individuals and groups with their Decision-Making, and also for understanding people’s preferences via Conjoint Analysis.
1000Minds is for government, business and nonprofit organizations – and individuals too – when good decisions matter. (When do good decisions not matter??!! ... Human history is a chronicle of good and bad decisions respectively – see famous quotes.)
Depending on your application, 1000Minds can also help you think about the value for money of alternatives and allocate budgets or other scarce resources.
As well as standalone tools, we offer customisable processes for group decision-making, involving as many participants as you like – 10s, 100s or 1000s of people, depending on what you want to do.
“Great power and sheer elegance”
When we won a Consensus Software Award (sponsored by IBM and Microsoft), the judges concluded:
“In removing complexity and uncertainty from decision-making processes, 1000Minds has blended an innovative algorithm with a simple user interface to produce a tool of great power and sheer elegance.”
1000Minds implements our patented PAPRIKA method – an acronym for Potentially All Pairwise RanKings of all possible Alternatives. We would argue – and our clients, researchers and awards seem to agree! – that PAPRIKA is superior to other methods.
Because the way that decision-makers’ preferences are elicited is simple and natural, you can have confidence in your results. 1000Minds is also fast and scaleable. No extra analysis is needed to derive standard outputs and, depending on your application, potentially 1000s of people can participate.
Academic engagement is also important to us. 1000Minds is used for research and teaching at more than 180 universities worldwide, contributing to 100s of peer-reviewed publications and post-graduate degrees.
Invented by Paul Hansen and Franz Ombler, 1000Minds arose from research at the University of Otago in the 1990s into methods for prioritizing patients for surgery.
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