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

https://trello.com/c/LJrLPfiJ/3-task-creation-flow

Tracking tasks

https://trello.com/c/lT9ZCUXd/2-tracking-tasks

Monitoring progress, reviewing results, paying

https://trello.com/c/5F39iUz5/1-brainstorm-how-to-monitor-progress-review-results-and-pay-create-a-wiki-page

Open governance

https://trello.com/c/QXEGUTVV/4-choose-a-side

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

We need to get feedback on the two storyboards:

Leadership Board

Participatory Democracy

Please synthesize feedback votes and make a recommendation.

Research Engineering

Five issues will go here

If interested in working other issues, please check out the Github issues page

Make submissions and comment/vote on others'

Create a wiki page

For each of the submissions, please create a page on this wiki for your team's submission on this wiki. See here for instructions on creating new pages. Name your wiki page "Summer Milestone 2 YourTeamName TaskYouAreDoing" (substituting YourTeamName with your team name, or your username if you're going solo, and substituting TaskYouAreDoing with the name of the task you're submitting for)

Submission Categories

Submit at http://crowdresearch.meteor.com/ in the category according to which of the tasks you did


Foundation 1: Macro and Micro at http://crowdresearch.meteor.com/category/milestone-10-foundation-1

Foundation 2: Input/output transducers at http://crowdresearch.meteor.com/category/milestone-10-foundation-2

Foundation 3: External quality ratings at http://crowdresearch.meteor.com/category/milestone-10-foundation-3

Foundation 4: Open Governance at http://crowdresearch.meteor.com/category/milestone-10-foundation-4

Old Notes

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