Dotmocracy is a rapid and effective tool for workshops and meetings. It allows participants to show support for ideas and to vote through mark making with dots or stickers or through ratings systems.

Ideas / proposals / statements displayed

Participants encouraged to vote by mark making / applying stickers

Dots aggregated to identify winning ideas

Rapid and visual

Easy to run and understand

Vote splitting can result in skewed results

New ideas / creativity limited as no mechanism to generate ideas along the way

“Choice overload” too many options can cause confusion

What are Ideas Rating Sheets?

Participants generate own ideas individually
Write statement, one idea per sheet
All participants rate their own level of agreement, one dot per statement
Results show collective attitude towards each statement / facilitates the formation of collective decisions
Effective for larger groups
Can generate new ideas along the way
Immune to vote splitting
Built in spaces for further commenting