Examples of 1000minds nonprofit applications.

Charitable giving

  • Discovering the relative importance of characteristics of developing countries considered by people when choosing countries to donate money to

Peer-reviewed publication »

Responding to climate change

  • Comparing the value for money of possible geo-engineering responses to climate change, such as space sun shades, cloud whitening and tree planting

Case study »

  • Researching how home owners value the various aspects of rooftop photovoltaic systems when they think about using them to power their homes

News about climate change applications »

Environmental impact assessments

  • Prioritizing responses to pollution of streams and storm water drains based on assessing environmental, community, regulatory and logistical considerations
  • Evaluating residents’ willingness to trade-off the expected costs and benefits associated with the construction of a cement factory in a rural area

News about environment applications »

Environmental management and ethics

  • Eliciting people’s preferences and willingness to make trade-offs with respect to choices related to marine reserves and customary fishing areas
  • Identifying how ecologists prioritize ethically salient factors in research in order to improve ethical consistency and moral robustness
  • Revealing the preferences of ecosystem experts with respect to plant attributes to prioritize species for restoring grassy woodland areas
  • Creating a framework linking environmental and socio-economic considerations to develop resource management strategies for oceans

Peer-reviewed publications »

Sustainable building and engineering

  • Discovering people’s preferences with respect to desirable characteristics of residential buildings made from large concrete panels

Peer-reviewed publication »

Awarding scholarships

  • Creating a points system for awarding scholarships based on students’ grade point average, past research performance and ‘fit’ with department’s research programs

Case study »

Helping students choose courses

  • Tools to help young people – and their parents, teachers, etc – to rank subjects they might like to major in at university based on their skills and interests

NoMajorDrama software, Otago Choice software

News about NMD and OC »

Judging competitions

  • Judging theatre awards entries for best design, promotion, visiting production, script, male and female performers, director and production of the year
  • Ranking new business ideas and selecting finalists, based on quality of product or service, originality, and commercial potential or community good

News about judging applications »

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News about 1000minds applications