Paper on Aspects of Crowdsourcing

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CrowdsourcingCrowdsourcing in the Field of Interface DesignStudent Name:Student ID:Course Name:Course ID:Faculty Name:University Name:
Table of ContentsIntroduction................................................................................................................................2Invention and Growth of Crowdsourcing..................................................................................2Crowdsourcing Impact on Interface Design..............................................................................2Benefits of Incorporating Crowdsourcing..................................................................................2Challenges of Incorporating Crowdsourcing.............................................................................2Generating Project Interest of Online Community....................................................................2Skill and Quality of Code Evaluation........................................................................................2Crowdsourcing impact on Budget and Timeline.......................................................................2Legal, Societal, and Ethical Issues.............................................................................................2Conclusion..................................................................................................................................2References..................................................................................................................................3
IntroductionCrowdsourcing is a method through which a specific crowd is engaged to achieve someparticular goal. The crowdsourcing activities are facilitated by the advanced technologicalaspects present today, namely, social media, and web 2.0. There are various levels at whichcrowdsourcing can be facilitated (Aitamurto et al, 2011). It can be facilitated at the individuallevel by calling the individuals to join the particular to complete a task over a particular topic,or it can be done at the industry level. The companies such as Apple and Microsoft canengage the particular group of individuals together and make them work to complete a task.Due to the facilities in connectivity, the crowdsourcing activities have received muchattention in contemporary situation.There are millions of people who are connected to each other as an the online community anddue to the faster internet services and outreach, everyone is getting closer each day. This hasbecome a greater source in solving the problem at hand. It is quite interesting that the wayone can receive ideas to solve complex problems by simply asking to a large communitywhich was not accessible a decade ago (Alsever, 2007). This has allowed one askingquestions to bigger group of people and receiving answer in a systematized manner with nonoise.Crowdsourcing is all about taking the advantage of the resources that are available sitting faroff distance at the lowest cost possible. The use of the web to harness the lying hugepotential among the crowds is the best thing ever happened to the businesses at present. Thecrowdsourcing is no different than the social media form. Only difference is the social mediais where people interact for fun or to fulfil purposes that do not generally direct relate to theproduct sales and sales pitching, while there are crowdsourcing platforms that been
specifically designed to facilitate the two parties meet together to complete certain projectwithout meeting in person.Another difference in the social media formats and the crowdsourcing is that thecrowdsourcing activities are controlled by various laws and regulations such as copyright,compensation, and others. If taken holistically then it can be stated that the crowdsourcingprovides access to the talent and ways to harness those talent which is not available throughthe social media platforms.The formal definition of the crowdsourcing will be to transfer the job responsibilities fromthe traditional methods and from the known people to the unknown group of people.There are three aspects in the crowdsourcing, namely, outsourcing, crowd, and internettechnologies.Outsourcing:it is the basic form that states that the activities are transferred to the externalparties if the companies observe that the cost of developing the same element within thecompany is going to cost more. Moreover, in most cases the tasks are outsourced outsidewhen the company lacks such talent to undertake those activities and there is no enough timeto hire talent.Crowd:Here, the crowd refers to the group of people external to the organization. Intraditional form of outsourcing, the companies outsource activities to the particular individualor company who undertake all the activities related to the project. However, in the new formof outsourcing to the clouds, one task is divided into numerous people. The presence ofnumerous talents in the online community makes it easier for the company to finish theproduct well in time and with more influx of ideas instead of one or two.
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