March 26, 2014
Ranktab, the Guadalajara-based startup, today announced the launch of a brand new group decision-making platform that pairs comprehensive algorithms with an interface to visually display facets of human knowledge. Ranktab was designed specifically to give small businesses and individuals a way to reveal objective, group logic surrounding their idea or business.
“Most collaborative decision-making software is complex, boring, and takes a long time to learn,” says Francisco Ruiz, founder of Ranktab. “We had to change our visual design a couple of times, but in the end we believe that we created something the users feel good about using.”
According to Ruiz, the platform is to decision-making what a an Internet browser is to the Internet. And the algorithm within Ranktab maintains a healthy diversity of opinions, independence, decentralization, and aggregation.
“A big challenge was how to show your results vs. the crowd results in a visual way – humans are visual beings,” says Ruiz. “It’s much easier to see the differences between 2 shapes than to understand the difference between 5.05 and 9.78.”
The inspiration behind the newly developed platform is the idea that true group decisions have historically been invisible, since it’s difficult for people to ascribe equal weight to individual opinions. Ruiz has made it his personal goal to ensure that Ranktab provides some clarity to the group decision-making realm.
Did you like this article?
Get more delivered to your inbox just like it!