We are looking to get more people involved in improving the quality of our data so we built a little tool as an experiment in gathering opinions about the types of faults that have been recorded in the Fixometer. Its called… FaultCat
In 2019 The Restart Project hosted two events where participants were asked to review the
problem text in records that had a “computer” category (desktop/laptop/tablet). Results and thoughts about the events were blogged.
Although the events were deemed a success and the results proved useful, we recognised that we had harvested a subjective set of opinions from people who have the time and ability to get to events.
So was born… the idea of an online “microtask” that could gather more opinions from a wider variety of people, maybe even consensus and/or debate.
Microtasking is the process of splitting a large job into small tasks that can be distributed, over the Internet, to many people.
We could use some feedback!
- Have you tried it?
- Does it look OK and work OK on your device?
- Does the task seem inviting or boring?
- Does it make you feel like giving up quickly or doing another one?
- Are you interested in seeing the results and if so how should they be presented?
- Have you clicked the “info” button? What would you like to see in the pop-up?
- Any other thoughts about this task or microtasks/crowd-sourcing in general?
Let us know what you think!