J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I collaborate on technology, research, and communities which empower people to become more creative, more effective, and more informed. I'm a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and an affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard.

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Normative Decisionmaking Model: an interactive model of a decision-making theory

1 Jan 2013

J. Nathan Matias

While a student in the Honors Program of Elizabethtown College, I took a course on leadership which became very formative.

While studying Peter Blau's models for decisionmaking strategies, I decided to map out one of those models into a very simple hypertext state machine that could run on a web server. By asking questions, the state machine could then produce an answer for what kinds of decisions are required at various moments. Here it is: