Minimax your chores
August 8, 2018 11:02 AM   Subscribe

Minimax your chores
I've set up a website that formalizes our family's approach to splitting up chores: each person privately distributes a set number of "points" among the chores, and then we look for the allocation where the person with the most work does the least. (I.e., minimize the maximum.)

In general, it's possible for each person to be assigned what they view as "less than their fair share" of the work, because of differing preferences.

This was a concrete project to teach myself to use Django; comments on UI etc. are very welcome.
Role: programmer
posted by cogitron (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Is there a 'dummy' family we can look up to see how this works without yet actually entering all our own data?
posted by QuakerMel at 11:54 AM on August 9, 2018 [1 favorite]

Good idea, there is now! You can look up the family Example.
posted by cogitron at 12:19 PM on August 9, 2018 [1 favorite]

As requested, a comment on the user interface: a walk-through of the Example family going through this process would be helpful.
posted by aniola at 8:44 PM on August 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Also text somewhere on the website about looking up the family Example. Or maybe: "do you want to save your username?" at some point in the process. Because that would help keep shorter usernames open.
posted by aniola at 8:51 PM on August 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Also a "do you want weighting to be visible or private?" because that's totally information I'd want to be shared knowledge after the fact.
posted by aniola at 8:54 PM on August 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

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