Crowdsourcing: an Approach on Human Computation

Crowdsourcing Human Computation Minions

Crowdsourcing is the process of reuniting a group of people with a common interest around a specific subject related to that interest. This group of people will be a crucial part on the development of the subject, since it will be their input that helps with the definition of the subject itself. puts it like this:

Crowdsourcing – “Obtain (information or input into a particular task or project) by enlisting the services of a number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet: «she crowdsourced advice on album art and even posted an early version of the song so fans could vote for their favorite chorus»” Continue reading

The birth of a community

It’s been a busy week! Working on some graphical aspects of the website and setting the pillars to start growing our community. We have already started the latter and we have gathered around 300 people in our facebook group. That’s the birth of a community, alright!

Also, we wrote down some important ideas regarding the concept of gamification. We will update the Special Report during the weekend to reflect a few improvements and some additions.

Our team page is already updated and now you can know a little bit more about us. Besides, Assunção has been in Genoa, Italy, so we have been meeting and discussing our tasks through Skype. Once she has returned to Portugal, we could finally meet up and take a bunch of photos!