Monday, January 28, 2008

Presidential Blink Game


The following game is inspired by the book Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell.

There are a number of ways pair wise comparisons can be used in software development, but we've applied things here to get the "crowd" to order a list – in this case, presidential candidates – and have used a timer to, as Gladwell puts it, leverage that

"rapid cognition" – "the kind of thinking that happens in a blink of an eye. When you meet someone for the first time, or walk into a house you are thinking of buying, or read the first few sentences of a book, your mind takes about two seconds to jump to a series of conclusions. Well, "Blink" is a book about those two seconds, because I think those instant conclusions that we reach are really powerful and really important and, occasionally, really good."


So check out

Pairwise comparisons - 2008 US Presidential Candidates

Vote on which US Presidential candidate you prefer in a series of pairwise comparisons.


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