Logical Consensus was initially designed to transform the political process from persuasion-based to fact-based. To create a system that will show when an idea makes sense even when it is unpopular with the very same people who power that system.
While it’s designed to work at a national or international scale, it works just as well for small groups, or even an individual that want to make a thorough and well structured assertion. It is collective intelligence for the 21st century.
Though a patent is still pending for the methodology, the startup failed to get funded. Two members of the team, including myself, went on to found Our Ballot Box.
LC would have two distinct sister products; one designed with the full methodology for political/policy-wonks and academics, and one for the American Everyman. Only the full, wonk version was partially developed.
The UX process for LC focused primarily on behavioral psychology and game theory to develop a system for smart people to prove themselves wrong when they actually were wrong.
The UI was developed for the technologist super user only, with an emphasis on density of information and ease of presenting and navigating that information.