WinterMilestone 1 @niranga

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Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk

What did you like?

- There are many Hits available to work on.

- Platform is popular


What did you dislike?

- My registration application was denied and I had to use Sandbox

- The website is not responsive, and the design is outdated. It looks like the site was made for low-class workers and professionals may hesitate to join.

- Buttons are not prominent, so it's a bit hard to identify.

- Pagination and sort by drop down areas are too small and hard to read.

What do you think can be improved about the system?

- The whole layout and design should be changed.

- The Registration process should be simplified.

- Should minimize the post backs

Experience the life of a Requester on Mechanical Turk

What did you like?

- When we start a project, there is sample question types available to start, which is helpfull.


What did you dislike?

- Overall layout and the design. It seems outdated.

- Creating a new project is a bit tricky, and process is hard to understand

- Creating input fields are complex; the requester should have a fair knowledge in HTML in order to do that.

CSV file File:User 26257 workers.csv

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UpWork @niranga

What did you like?

- Interface is really nice

- Job recommend system send an email to workers recommending relevant jobs that he can perform.

- Has a really good forum

- The User can add a comprehensive profile, even a video introduction.

- Test's are available to show users skills.

- The user can work hourly or fixed price.

- Jobs are widely available.

What did you dislike?

- Site is not responsive

- Starting as a freelancer is really hard. People can't recognize your skills without a profile. For new the workers building their profile is a bit tricky.

- Clients can post heavy tasks for low prices that are absurd.

- Only function when they can maintain trust between workers and requesters



What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?

- The bottom layer of workers can work with the system

- They have built the system to support low-end phones. So, people don't have to invest much in equipment.

- People can work from anywhere anytime. Which is a massive plus point.

What do you think can be improved about the system?

- The system should have multiple language support. Because, most of the low-level workers have limited knowledge in international languages and they can only handle their mother tongue.


* What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?

- The system is based on the trust between workers and requesters.

- Boomerang, increase the likelihood that the rater will work in the future with any users they rate highly

- requesters can revise their instructions and task design before launch

- workers and requesters can have a shared mental model

- Prototype tasks system

* What do you think can be improved about the system?

- New workers rating and how they gain access to a task.

- Partial paying system for the workers. Upwork has a partial payment system and they release % of the payment half way through.

Flash Teams

* What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?

- Tasks can be completed quickly hiring a flash team.

- Can find the domain experts.

- The tasks can be modularize and assign to experts to complete.

- The flash team can be managed easily.

- the Developer has the direct responsible and if he fail, he can be replaced easily.

* What do you think can be improved about the system?

- Should have a mechanism as Daemo rating system, so successful team can maintain their relationship and they will get more work.

- Should have a mechanism to manage different time zone workers.

Milestone Contributors

S.S.Niranga @niranga,