Make decisions involving multiple criteria efficiently, fairly and transparently.

1000Minds is for prioritizing, ranking or choosing from competing alternatives (and, sometimes, people) – and, where appropriate, for comparing alternatives ‘ value for money and allocating resources.

Customisable processes for group decision-making are also available, involving as many participants as you like – 10s, 100s or 1000s of people, depending on your application.

Multi-Criteria Decision-Making

Three elements are fundamental to most 1000Minds applications (for an example, see how it works):

  • Alternatives (or individuals) being considered by decision-makers
  • Criteria by which the alternatives are compared
  • Weights representing the relative importance of the criteria

1000Minds applies our patented PAPRIKA method, which, as well as being scientifically valid, is very user-friendly and scaleable. What used to take months (or even years) can be done in minutes or hours using 1000Minds.

Many applications

1000Minds is useful in all sectors, including health, government, business, nonprofit and academic.

Examples of applications include (and see prioritization, value for money and conjoint analysis):

  • Ranking business projects and investments
  • Selecting supplier proposals from a procurement tender or RFP
  • Short-listing candidates for a job
  • Choosing a new home to buy or rent
  • Comparing geo-engineering responses to climate change. Case study »
  • Judging competition entries. News »

The process of Multi-Criteria Decision-Making

Depending on your application, decision-making processes typically include several stages and feedback loops. 1000Minds is especially useful at the “Model building” and “Challenging thinking” stages.

Process of MCDA - Figure 1.1 - Belton and Stewart, 2002

(Reproduced from Belton & Stewart, 2002, Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis: An Integrated Approach.)

How 1000Minds works

Learn more from this simple guide.

Decision-making and prioritization

Adaptable templates

Or build your own decision models from scratch.

Demo decision models

See also

MeenyMo – ‘everyday’ decision-making software