Milestone 1 jicsorcerers

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Hi, There!

This is JICsorcerers! We are students from Human Centered Design & Engineering at University of Washington.

So, why JICsorcers? J- Jordan, I- India, C- China. We are from different countries and we are working on building a better crowdsourcing platform together.


Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk

Question: Reflect on your experience as a worker on Mechanical Turk. What did you like? What did you dislike?

Yibo: I've worked on 3 different kinds of tasks. Quite a story...

Find the author's name and email address

In this task, I'm assigned for some online articles, some of them are sports review, some are about education, and so forth. There are authors from CNN, NPC, etc. Here are some features for this task.

  • $0.05 for each
  • Did 4, all of them are pending
  • Approximately 10 minutes for each, if it takes over 10 minutes, I'll skip it.
  • All author's emails are really hard to find, but some of them are not impossible. For example, I found the email of one journalist in the description of Youtube video she uploaded.
  • Most importantly, I feel this task is kind of immoral. I mean searching for other people's email address. Should there exist any control for the task?

Task 2: Type in contents of supermarket receipt

I'm assigned for receipts of different markets. I need to type in each item's name, price, and choose quantity and type (item, coupon or void). No intelligence challenge in this work...

  • $0.05 for the first 10 items. $0.01 for 4 items after that.
  • Did 2, get 1 approved
  • Time depends on how many items and how many text are there on the receipt. I will choose to skip ones with too long item name...

Task 3: Survey of Strategic Feeling and Craving of Food

This survey claimed it took 60 minutes, but it actually took me 90 minutes. I need to first finished the survey, get the code, and then enter the code. However, after I finished the survey and got the code, the task got canceled! I cannot find it anymore!

The survey consists 2 parts. In part 1, I rate my subjective craving of food towards different food images. There are videos that try to influence my current emotion. I rate my subject feeling before and after watching those videos. Part 2 is a very long survey. There are even some private questions in it. I feel uncomfortable about it. Another thing is, I need to download and install a plug-in called Inquisit to start the survey. It makes me worry about my computer safety.

Things I like and dislike

Experience the life of a Requester on Mechanical Turk

Reflect on your experience as a requester on Mechanical Turk. What did you like? What did you dislike? Also attach the CSV file generated when you download the HIT results.

Explore alternative crowd-labor markets

Compare and contrast the crowd-labor market you just explored (TaskRabbit/oDesk/GalaxyZoo) to Mechanical Turk.

Readings

MobileWorks

  • What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?
  • What do you think can be improved about the system?

mClerk

  • What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?
  • What do you think can be improved about the system?

Flash Teams

  • What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?
  • What do you think can be improved about the system?