Here are a few tips that will make your
decision making even easier and faster. These tips can
apply wether or not you're using the decidometer but
of course using it is ALWAYS a good decision!
1. Plan your options and properties
in advance. If
you think you will have 6 options click the "Add
Option" button six times before you enter them,
that will make it much faster to "tab"
through the fields and add your options quickly. Otherwise
you'll need to add an option, click the button, mouse
click back to the field and go through that process
with each option. Same is also true for properties!
3. make all of your properties "positive" concepts. In
order for the system to generate an accurate response
it needs to be judging all the properties based on a
score increase. So if you are trying to avoid something
negative, you must phrase it and judge your options on
how "good" they are at avoiding something bad.
4. Do your research first, you may want to use a word
processor to list technical details that relate to a
decision that way you can save the details as you go
through the process. You cannot (yet) save a decidometer
decision, so have your info ready to go when you get
5. Try to avoid tie scores, we know it's tough as some
things are real close in how well or not they fulfill
a specific property. If it's an identical price or numerical
detail it can be impossible to not to have a tie, but
push yourself to determine one option or property as
being more important or fulfilling in a specific trait
than an other wherever you can. And if you can't we'll
forgive you. Heck, we don't even know you!
6. Please note that sometimes "Gut Feeling" is
a legitimate deciding factor, even one that
you may determine should over-ride what the decidometer
Feeling" can also be an appropriate property to
assign value to and use within the system. We do not
suggest in any way that doing something other than what
the decidometer suggests is bad, wrong or ignorant. It's
just a tool to help you evaluate your options in a logical
manner. Ultimately it is your decision and subject to
your ability to define it. Noentheless as our note suggests,
it is your decision and you will need to live with the
If you have any suggestions or decision making tips
to add, please contact us and let us know.