About this project

All Our Ideas is an open source project maintained by the nonprofit Citizens Foundation which also provides a cloud service...

All Our Ideas grew out of a research group is led by Matthew Salganik from the Department of Sociology and Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. Our project grew out of discussions between Matt and Josh Weinstein, then president of the Princeton Undergraduate Student Government, about how to collect and prioritize the ideas of Princeton students. A research group was formed, and our first project, a collaboration with the Princeton student government, called "Which do you want more?" was launched in November 2008. All Our Ideas was then launched in February 2010. Current and former group members include (in chronological order): Josh Weinstein, Nadia Heninger, Bill Zeller, Peter Lubell-Doughtie, Dhwani Shah, Adam Sanders, Bambi Tsui, Pius Uzamere, Karen Levy, Dhruv Kapadia, Dmitri Garbuzov, Brian Tubergen, Chap Ambrose, Calvin Lee, and Luke Baker. When it was a research project, All Our Ideas was supported by grants from Google, the US National Science Foundation, the World Bank, and the Center For Information Technology at Princeton University.

All Our Ideas is powered by open source software. Feel free to review, remix, or redesign. Also, you can use our API to create your own pairwise comparison site.

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Privacy and Consent Policy

Research produced by our group


Salganik, Matthew J. and Karen E.C. Levy. 2015. "Wiki surveys: Open and quantifiable social data collection.". PLoS ONE 10(5): e0123483. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0123483

Senior Theses

Shah, Dhwani. 2009. Solving Problems Using the Power of Many: Information Aggregation Websites, A Theoretical Framework and Efficacy Test. Senior Thesis. Princeton University: Department of Sociology.

Weinstein, Joshua R. 2009. Photocracy: Employing Pictoral Pair-Wise Comparison to Study National Identity in China, Japan, and the United States via the Web. Senior Thesis. Princeton University: Department of East Asian Studies.

Current Contributors

Robert Bjarnason
President/CEO, Citizens Foundation

Gudny Maren Valsdottir
Designer, Citizens Foundation

Alexander Mani Gautasson
Progammer, Citizens Foundation

Joshua Lanthier-Welch
Executive Director, Citizens Foundation America

Matthew Salganik
Department of Sociology, Princeton University

Beth Noveck
Professor and Director, The Govlab

Anirudh Dinesh
Research Fellow, The Govlab

Sofía Bosch Gómez
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Govlab

Past Contributors

Karen Levy
Department of Sociology, Princeton University

Luke Baker
Agathon Group

Josh Weinstein
Princeton Class of 2009

Nadia Heninger
Department of Computer Science, Princeton

Bill Zeller
Department of Computer Science, Princeton

Peter Lubell-Doughtie
Helioid LLC

Dhwani Shah
Princeton Class of 2009

Adam Sanders
Princeton Class of 2009

Bambi Tsui
Princeton Class of 2009

Pius Uzamere

Dhruv Kapadia

Dmitri Garbuzov
Princeton Class of 2010, Google Summer of Code

Brian Tubergen
Princeton Class of 2013, Google Summer of Code

Chap Ambrose

Calvin Lee
Princeton Class of 2012