Three interesting articles about Crowdsourcing that appeared in late 2019:
- 2020 and beyond: 11 predictions at the intersection of technology and citizen engagement in the DemocracySpot blog by Tiago Peixoto and Tom Steinberg. Lots of food for thought.
- Why Crowdsourcing Often Leads to Bad Ideas by Oguz A. Acar in the Harvard Business Review, outlining some of his crowdsourcing research; from the article: “In practice, however, most crowdsourcing initiatives end up with an overwhelming amount of useless ideas.” Read Acar’s critic and improvement suggestions.
- Governing by Video Game by Darren Loucaides in Medium, from the article: Cities across the United States are exploring online games as a way of engaging citizens. But being a citizen isn’t the same thing as being a gamer.
My publications about using crowdsourcing in transport are available on my website andynash.com.