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.

3D visualization, Case-study management, Complexity sciences, Decision-making process, Fitness landscape, Social sciences
dx.doi.org/10.5334/jors.246, hdl.handle.net/1765/125605
Journal of Open Research Software
Department of Public Administration

Stieg, J. (Julian), Marks, P.K, & Gerrits, L.M. (2019). UN-CODE: Software for structuring and visualizing collective decision-making based on qualitative data. Journal of Open Research Software, 7(1), 1–6. doi:10.5334/jors.246