Winter Milestone 10

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Due date (PST): 8:00 pm 20th March 2016 for submission, 12 pm 21st March 2016 for peer-evaluation.

This week, we will refine methods and systems proposed last week further:

  • Youtube link of the meeting today: watch
  • Winter Meeting 10 slideshow: coming soon...

Task Feed

Great work last week!

This week we are continuing our push for the UIST submission. Our goals for this week are the following:

  • Finish of our timer/data collection mock - @sehgalvibhor.
  • Design review of taskfeed system - @christopher.diemert @hizai @mathiasburton
  • Finish task time backend:
    • Handle time scaling factor @dmorina.
  • Finish backend update of Boomerang:
    • Use the new data from the rejection rate to modify the cascade: @aginzberg.
  • Design Study 2: extended Boomerang for requesters
  • Start Sharelatex
    • Draft introduction and related work
  • Prepare system for studies
    • Handle various treatments
    • Put many tasks on the platform: protocol to come

We will be having a very brief hangout on Tuesday at 10AM Pacific to divide up work and discuss any questions about this week's milestones.

With the internal deadline on April 3rd, we are going to need all hands on deck for the next month. Whether you are a developer, designer, writer, thinker, etc. there will always be something for you to work on. Please pick up anything and give a yell in the channel so everyone knows who is working on what and so that we can help and guide each other. As always, feel free to reach out to @aginzberg or @dmorina individually with any questions.


Topic background

Check out our system proposal, mainly first few pages and comments to catch up on what we've been working on and thinking about.

The task feed hangouts from previous weeks:

  • Youtube link of the task feed meeting 1: watch
  • Youtube link of the task feed meeting 2: watch
  • Youtube link of the task feed meeting 3: watch

Michael's synthesized needs:

  • to find new tasks that will maximize income (reduce uncertainty in payment, rejection, maximize certainty in what will be asked of me and how quickly I can do it)
  • to find new tasks that fit my expertise profile
  • to refind old requesters' new tasks, since I know I like them

In addition...

  • to identify tasks I can do on my own time
  • to learn new skills

Task Authoring

Our goal for this week is to run our second pilot study to observe the variance between task authorship and task quality.

Watch last week's task authoring meeting here

First half of this week (Volunteer to be a requester): Please message @catherine.mullings for that. Instructions will be released by Wednesday/Thursday.

By Wednesday, brainstorm a task or find dataset to give to requesters in our pilot study. Think of tasks that are more complex than image labeling or doing sentiment judgements. For example, one task might be to transcribe Youtube videos. Transcription is a much more involved task for workers and final results are subjective and up to interpretation.

By Saturday/Sunday, analyze results: After the task results are received, we will analyze the results from the experiment during a Google Hangout on Saturday/Sunday.

The analysis for the study will be formally written here on Google doc.

Open Gov and Design

To refine these research questions, and get it evaluated by real workers and possibly requesters:

  • Q1 what is the social process for leveling in guilds?
  • Q2 what is the effect of getting promoted in guilds?
  • Q3 what is the minimum viable product of a social space for a guild?

Helpful links:

You can use balsamic or Google slides or just pencil/paper drawing to give shape to your ideas. Design folks, come join and help move this effort forward. Once you're done, post here: http://crowdresearch.meteor.com/category/open-gov