Feedback, Monitoring, and Free Snacks: Management Techniques for Crowd Work

Speaker: Björn Hartmann , University of California, Berkeley

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Refreshments: 12:45 PM

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Location: Patil/Kiva 32-G449

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Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL

Contact: Juho Kim, 6507969759,

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Feedback, Monitoring, and Free Snacks: Management Techniques for Crowd Work

Abstract: In this talk , I will present an overview of recent crowdsourcing
work in my research group. Specifically, I will present three approaches to
improve work quality and increase the complexity of work that can be
completed on paid microtask platforms: 1) Our work on the Shepherd system
demonstrates how timely feedback and self-assessment can lead to better work
and higher worker perseverance. 2) Our Turkomatic system recruits crowd
workers to aid requesters in planning and solving complex jobs. Requesters
can view the status of workflows in real time; intervene to change tasks and
solutions; and request new solutions to subtasks from the crowd. 3) Finally,
I will introduce an alternative mechanism for crowdsourcing tasks that
require specialized knowledge or skill from workers: communitysourcing — the
use of physical kiosks to elicit work from specific populations.

Bio: Björn Hartmann is an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley in EECS,
Computer Science division. He received a BA in Communication, BSE in Digital
Media Design, and MSE in Computer and Information Science from the University
of Pennsylvania in 2002. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from
Stanford University in 2009. His research in Human-Computer Interaction
focuses on the creation and evaluation of design tools, end-user programming
environments, and crowdsourcing systems. He is a co-recipient of Best Paper
awards at ACM CHI and UIST in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012.

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