Winter Milestone 8

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Due date (PST): 8:00 pm 6th March 2016 for submission, 12 pm 7th 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 8 slideshow: slides pdf

Task Feed

Last week we achieved near convergence on our taskfeed system proposal and generated some mocks for our new taskfeed!

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

  • Design mocks for the data collection part of the taskfeed (i.e. how are we going to change the actual task interface for workers to report time spent working).
  • Frontend implementation of our taskfeed mocks from last week and this week (make basic HTML and CSS changes on the taskfeed to display and collect the necessary data: rejection rate and time spent).
  • Backend implementation of rejection rate (write the SQL needed to compute the rejection rates of each task for a given worker and return to the frontend).
  • Continued refinement and writeup of our system and methodologies - particularly the task time system. If enough cycles, begin outlining the paper or working on related work.

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 experiments, then analyze the findings and write up a report. By the end of the week, we want to produce a report with findings from our pilot experiments - this will help us in making future decisions.

First half of the week (Volunteer to be a requester): Pilot participants should try to finish their HTML task designs, that takes about an hour. Please message @catherine.mullings for that. Once we have your task designs, @dmorina will post them on Mechanical Turk for you. The taskauthoring folks are looking for a couple volunteers to create some tasks for four datasets that we have. We give you the task and some example input/outputs, and you try to write a task interface in Mechanical Turk that will get workers to produce the right answers.

Second half of the week (analyze+report): We analyze the results from the experiment, conduct a Google hangout with @michaelbernstein, and produce a report on the findings. We can start making contributions to the report here on Google doc.

Open Gov and Design

Check out this week's meeting, and based on the open gov discussions here - create a mock, minimal design within Daemo. Think about questions like: how does it work as a system? how it would fit in Daemo? Like, walk us through. I’m a new worker on Daemo. What do I do? Am I already part of a guild? How do I get into one? How do I get work once I’m in one? What if the requester doesn’t like what I do? And how does all this solve the reputation problem? Try to pitch a story/wireframe with specific design that has as few moving parts as possible. Please create a storyboard, to walk us through it step-by-step.

Helpful links:

You can use balsamic or Google slides to give shape to your ideas. Design folks, come join and help move this effort forward. Once you're done, post here: