Choiceboxing is a method that helps people make important decisions by
- identifying the options they have in a given situation,
- identifying the factors that may make some options better than others,
- specifying the relative importance of those factors in the overall decision,
- entering ratings to indicate the relative goodness of the options on each factor, and
- seeing how the options ‘stack up’ when the ratings and weights are combined.
A choicebox is a way to portray and work on a decision, with options, factors, perspectives, weights, and other aspects shown in a geometric visualization of row, columns, and layers.
Choiceboxer is a tool that helps people use the choiceboxing method, individually or in groups. It helps by
- providing an easy mechanism for creating, editing, saving, and retrieving choiceboxes;
- allowing you to enter ratings and weights and see the overall scores of options (and thus how they rank);
- optionally displaying weights and scores as differently sized graphical boxes rather than numbers;
- allowing you to share a box with others, for viewing and/or editing;
- allowing you to set up more than one ‘perspective’ layer in a box, each with its own weights and ratings, and each optionally edited by a different person;
- showing combined scores across such multiple perspectives, e.g. for a group decision.
Choiceboxer.com is a website at which the Choiceboxer tool is available. To use it, register and login.