Synanim enables people to arrive at their most creative shared ideas quickly and efficiently. Via a dynamic, fast-paced, interactive, and affirming process, groups of people collaboratively discern best ideas. Through sharing and listening to others, each group member develops new thinking, while contributing to the final outcome.
Synanim is internet-based social learning system, like a small study group. Peer-to-peer learning is often more effective than teacher-centric approaches, which are often passive in nature. Synanim makes all participants active learners and teachers. Peer learning activities typically result in more supportive relationships, greater psychological well-being and social competence, and higher overall achievement.

Synanim is a fast-paced process. Participants interact to determine their leadership ability based on communication skill, initiative, judgment, and empathy. Users identify leaders through their own actions. Synanim tracks the actions of proposing and selecting ideas and measures the results. Participants improve their empathy and communication skills as a result.

Synanim yields access to feelings and emotions of groups by engaging participants with each other rather than focus group facilitators or others external to the group. It provides a sensitive and interactive method of developing communications, while at the same time developing participant leadership skills and helping a group arrive at a collaborative, shared understanding.

  • Synanim helped us gather ideas and prioritize them while working with hundreds of participants from many walks of life. We brought new and innovative contributions into our work, and finetuned our own perspectives, within a matter of hours. What a fabulous tool!
    --Amy Caiazza, Ph.D.
    Director, Institute for Women's Policy Research

  • The benefits of this group mind meld were profound. This is a marvelous tool you've created!
    --Jeannine Seymour

  • I think Synanim is brilliant. The evolution of the statements was really amazing to see, and it is totally engrossing.
    --Patty Chapman

  • This experience was like an electric jolt -- working with others, exciting, demanding, and uplifting.

  • This technology, truly, has the potential to change the world for the good, and to change politics, also for the good...!
    --Lea Pierce

  • wow! what an amazing experience! initially, i was somewhat intimidated, not being all that savvy about computers... but i got right into it, and actually enjoyed it.
    --B. Greenberg

  • I finally feel like I actually can make myself heard and can express my views, ideas with other people. What a great idea.

  • I loved it! I found this to be a very engaging two hour experience.... I look forward to more!
    --Rev. Judy

  • I was so impressed with the process yesterday.... And I'm a writer. My mind reels with all the ways I could use this technology.
    --Tandi K. Rogers