1000Minds is an online suite of tools and processes to help individuals and groups make decisions, and also to understand other people’s choices.
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.
A cool tool!
Simply put, 1000Minds is for when good decisions matter. (And when don’t they?!! See famous quotes.)
1000Minds applies 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 the PAPRIKA method is superior to other methods.
Because the way we elicit decision-makers’ preferences is simple and natural (again, see PAPRIKA method), you can have confidence in decisions reached with the help of 1000Minds.
“Great power and sheer elegance”
When we won a Consensus Software Award (sponsored by IBM and Microsoft), the judges said:
“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 is also fast and scaleable. No extra analysis is needed to derive decision-making outputs. Depending on your application, 1000Minds can as easily survey 100s or 1000s of people as (say) 10.
Academic engagement is also important to us. 1000Minds is used for research and teaching at more than 160 universities worldwide, resulting in many peer-reviewed publications and post-graduate degrees.
Invented by Paul Hansen and Franz Ombler, 1000Minds emerged from research at the University of Otago in the 1990s into methods for prioritizing patients for surgery.
Feel free to get in touch. We’d like to hear from you!