I’ve posted the project assignments. Read on for a few fun facts about the project preferences.
Most popular projects
Each person submitted a list of 10 preferred projects, starting with the top preference. Assigning scores in descending order of preference (e.g. the top preference gets a score of 10 and the 10th preference gets a score of 1), the most popular projects by the total (summed) score were:
In contrast, the bottom 5 vote getters got total scores of 56, 32, 32, 27, and 26.
Binary choices (IP and team vs. project priority)
22 people on 8 teams prioritized the team; 20 people (all individuals except one 3-person submission) prioritized project preferences.
4 people were not OK with an intellectual property assignment and confidentiality agreement; 38 were OK with that.
Goodness of fit
Overall I think the projects that people got assigned were highly preferred by them. This was possible because there was good variation among preferences.
Of people that prioritized their project preferences:
- 13 people got their 1st pick
- 5 people got their 2nd pick
- 1 person got their 3rd pick
- 1 person got their 5th pick
Of those that prioritized their team preference:
- 3 people got their 1st pick
- 3 people got their 2nd pick
- 8 people got their 4th pick
- 8 people got their 5th pick