Summer Milestone 2

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This is an overview of the tasks we wish to accomplish this week. You can do whichever ones you are interested in / have time for. They can be found as boards on Trello.

Focus Areas for this week are Micro and macro (how can we make our platform scale the whole spectrum of crowd work, from mTurk-like microtasks to oDesk-like macrotasks?) and open governance (how can our platform adapt itself to respond to the needs of users over time?)

Micro and macro tasks

We want to have a clear vision of how our platform can span the whole spectrum of crowd work tasks between mTurk-like micro tasks (ex: image/page classification), through oDesk-like macro tasks (ex: here's my 10 page essay, please proofread and edit it) and everything between.

Interface and Flow for Creating a Task

Making sure tasks don't go off the rails

Monitoring progress, reviewing results, paying

Open governance

We want to be able to make a reccomendation - will we use direct democracy or representative voting?

Get feedback on storyboards

Get feedback on the two storyboards

Synthesize feedback votes and make a recommendation

Research Engineering

Five issues will go here

Make submissions and comment/vote on others'

Macro/micro - Sketch out the interface and flow for creating a task. Needs to cover: payment, who is qualified, task interface (HTML editor?). Submit a sketch/storyboard with description. You can use paper, Illustrator, Balsamiq. Put it on a wiki page. Post it to Telescope.

    example. Page classification
    example. Copyedit my essay

- Brainstorm how we can prevent tasks from going off the rails for micro and macro (e.g., 10hrs of work and then rejected). Idea: milestones. 5%, or explicit. Or come up with your own. Sketch/storyboard with description. Paper/illustrator/balsamiq. Put on a wiki page. Post to telescope.

- Brainstorm how to monitor progress, review results and pay. Wiki—>telescope.

Open governance

Make a recommendation — will we be using direct democracy or representative voting?

    . Get feedback on the two storyboards
    . Write up a couple paragraphs with the feedback votes, and your recommendation and reasoning

ResearchEng Make the five issues