"How might we engage users in the passion of a confrontation, yet encourage the open-mindedness of a balanced discussion?"
CHOOSE YOUR INTERESTS
Users first select from an array of broad categories that they are interested in. Hitting “Done” saves these preferences, and users can modify them at any point.
Discussion topics are filtered based on the selected categories. Users can click on a topic to submit their thoughts.
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
The time limit makes for more fast-paced discussion, and obscuring other user’s comments facilitates independent reflection.
EXPLORE OTHER RESPONSES
Users are able to get to know others’ views at their own pace once making a submission.
"stance aims to maximize user experience. Our users articulate arguments concisely, feel comfortable sharing their opinion, and both take and give space."