Experimental Dinners - the platform

The purpose

To set up a regular Sunday dinner scenario and format, where we can run informal experiments, explain these concepts to guests and invite them to suggest future iterations of the experiment for future guests.

The format :: Guests are notified as asked to pre-commit by Friday evening for the following Sunday. There are 20 spots for dinner, 10 on each table. :: On arrival guests are randomly assigned to one of two tables. :: Before dinner we do a survey of basic demographics.

Table 1 // Intervention #1

Table 2 // Control #1

Pre and post dinner Measure // Repeat of the pre-dinner measure such that we have a before and after metric of dependant variable.


Over dessert the the experiment is explained to guests and the theme for discussion is social experimentation.