Naturenet: A model for crowdsourcing the design of citizen science systems

Mary Lou Maher, Jenny Preece, Tom Yeh, Carol Boston, Kazjon Grace, Abhijit Pasupuleti, Abigale Stangl

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Abstract

NatureNet is citizen science system designed for collecting bio-diversity data in nature park settings. Park visitors are encouraged to participate in the design of the system in addition to collecting bio-diversity data. Our goal is to increase the motivation to participate in citizen science via crowdsourcing: the hypothesis is that when the crowd plays a role in the design and development of the system, they become stakeholders in the project and work to ensure its success. This paper presents a model for crowdsourcing design and citizen science data collection, and the results from early trials with users that illustrate the potential of this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW 2014 - Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages201-204
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450325417
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 15 Feb 201419 Feb 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Conference

Conference17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period15/02/1419/02/14

Keywords

  • Biodiversity in nature parks
  • Citizen science
  • Crowdsourcing design
  • Motivation
  • Tabletop and mobile computing

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