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When to ask for help: Optimizing projects for crowdsourcing

Speaker  Peter Organisciak

Affiliation  University of Illinois

Host  Susan Dumais

Duration  01:04:11

Date recorded  9 May 2013

A growing online phenomenon is that of crowdsourcing, where groups of disparate people, connected through technology, contribute to a common product. It refers to the collaborative possibilities of a communications medium as flexible and as populated as the Internet. If many hands make light work, crowdsourcing websites show how light the work can be, breaking tasks into hundreds of pieces for hundreds of hands. Building from the growing body of research in the area including the author’s work on crowd motivations, this talk outlines the considerations necessary in enriching projects through crowdsourcing and discusses ways to interpret the resulting data

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