UN-CODE is a web-based tool for structuring and visualizing collective decision-making processes using qualitative, case-based data. It offers a database management tool and visualization method in one. The structure of the database and the visualizations derive from a model that is rooted in evolutionary biology and that has been transformed for social scientists.
It features three principal dimensions: problem and solution definitions (PSD), weighted connectedness (c_score) as a network measure, and fitness (FIT) to describe the probability of actors reaching their goals in the collective decision-making process. The results are visualized in a scalable 3D-environment that shows the main dynamics of such in one quick overview.

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Keywords Decision-making process, Fitness Landscape, Complexity Sciences, Social Sciences, 3D Visualization, case-study management
Sponsor This research has been funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research research grant no. 451-10-022
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.5334/jors.246, hdl.handle.net/1765/118737
Journal The Journal of Open Research Software
Stieg, J, Marks, P.K, & Gerrits, L.M. (2019). UN-CODE. The Journal of Open Research Software, 7(4), 1–6. doi:10.5334/jors.246