Collaboratively Crowdsourcing Workflows with Turkomatic | Follow the Crowd | hciccs |

"A central challenge in crowd computing is the workflow design problem: how can we divide a complex job — for instance, editing a paper or writing a computer program — into a sequence of microtasks that can be solved by a pool of crowd workers on the web? Effective workflow design is a difficult process, requiring careful task design, extensive software development, and iterated testing with a live crowd. The complexity of workflow design limits participation in crowdsourcing marketplaces to experts willing to invest substantial time and effort, and limits the kinds of tasks that can be crowdsourced today.

What if we could use the crowd to attack the workflow design problem itself? We present Turkomatic, a tool that allows requesters to collaboratively design and execute workflows in conjunction with the crowd."

Via Howard Rheingold