Milestone 3 Pumas

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Initial Brainstorm

Power-related Brainstorm Ideas

1)Worker Cooperative with Bots

Create a federated worker cooperative platform that is managed by the workers, and works for the workers. The platform leverages bots that help enforce the rules of the cooperative, finds and dispatches work. The platform will be federated and decentralized. The platform will provide workers with a dashboard of tasks to do, and tasks done. Requesters send their work petitions (task and payment amount) to bots which follow rules established collectively by the workers. The bots will analyze the work petition and the characteristics of the requesters (e.g., previous feedback given by workers, previous work petitions made) and based on the established rules will determine which tasks will be ultimately presented to requesters. The bots will also establish how tasks will be dispatched to workers, based on rules again collectively defined by the workers. The bots will edit others work to have them follow the guidelines (especially for new workers) and also edit work requests to also follow the cooperative’s rules. The platform will also allow workers to collectively define forms of payments. In some cases it might make sense to have electronic transactions, whereas in other places (e.g., developing countries where cash is more common than credit cards) other forms of payment will be accepted, such as trading work or goods.

2) Dynamic Advocacy Fighting Agency

Platform that creates dynamic advocacy groups that can fight for workers’ rights. Workers input the cause they want to fight for, and the platform: recruits other workers to help them fight for their cause. helps the group of workers to carry out their plans and succeed in the group’s fight.

3) Worker Cooperative with Executive Board

Create a worker cooperative platform that is managed by the workers, and works for the workers. The platform an executive board selected by the workers, which helps enforce the rules of the cooperative. The board will review the work petitions and decide whether the work request will be presented to workers. The board will analyze the previous behavior of the requester (previous feedback given by workers, previous work petition) and decide whether the work petition will go through. The board will also review the performance of workers, and use this to evaluate who will have access to certain tasks.

4) Bidding Station

Platform that allows anyone to input work and set the price (or form of trade) for the work. Workers can also make bids on the work, and input other forms of payment (e.g., trade work for material goods, or even for other type of work.)

5) Growing the Love Community Platform

Platform that creates incentives for: a) workers to collaborate to produce high quality work, and b) requesters to collaborate to produce high quality work requests. Some of the incentives could be to provide increments in workers’ salaries when the workers as a whole received satisfactory reviews on their work. The platform will decrement the workers’ salary when the workers as a whole received bad reviews on their work. The platform will also create mechanisms through which the community can provide support to workers who need it. For instance, when one particular worker is performing extremely bad the platform could inform other experiences empathic workers, and create a meeting where they collectively discuss the worker’s problems and help the worker to become a strong contributor to the platform.

6. Grassroots to Organizations

Create a platform that helps workers to unite and create the working platforms they desire. The platform will have an interactive interface that will help unite workers who want similar working conditions and help them to create the working dynamic they define collectively.


Trust-related Brainstorm Ideas

Dive Deeper into Specific Ideas

For each of the 4 ideas (2 for trust, 2 for power), describe (using diagrams, sketches, storyboards, text, or some combination) the ideas in further detail.

Please create a separate wiki page for each of your ideas, so we can link to them individually. The title of the wiki page should be Milestone 3 followed by your team name and a description of the idea itself (ex: Milestone 3 YourTeamName TrustIdea 1: Automatic Pricing for Tasks based on Average Completion Time). Once done, post a link to each of your trust-related ideas to http://crowdresearch.meteor.com/category/milestone-3-trust-ideas and a link to each of your power-related ideas to http://crowdresearch.meteor.com/category/milestone-3-power-ideas when done, following the instructions at http://crowdresearch.meteor.com/posts/bXSNbqihjajASBQEL

Trust-related Ideas

Power-related Ideas

Dark Horse idea

Describe your dark horse idea (using diagrams, sketches, storyboards, text, or some combination).

Please create a separate wiki page for your dark horse idea so we can link to it individually. Post the link on http://crowdresearch.meteor.com/category/milestone-3-dark-horse-ideas when done