Crowdsourcing large-scale ecological monitoring: Identifying design principles to motivate contributors
Schneider, Christoph & von Briel, Frederik (2013) Crowdsourcing large-scale ecological monitoring: Identifying design principles to motivate contributors. In Linger, Henry, Fisher, Julie, Barnden, Andrew, Barry, Chris, Lang, Michael, & Schneider, Christoph (Eds.) Building Sustainable Information Systems: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Information Systems Development. Springer US, pp. 509-518.
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Addressing the impact of humans on the environment is arguably one of the biggest challenges society faces, and large-scale ecological monitoring is needed to reliably assess the impact and establish relevant policies. However, such large-scale monitoring is often infeasible, primarily owing to resource limitations. Recently, organizations have started to use information technologies to enable public participation in such efforts. One major problem is how to motivate people to contribute, and, more importantly, to encourage sustained participation. In this conceptual paper, we integrate research from crowdsourcing, human-computer interaction, and motivational affordances to propose design principles enhancing the intrinsic motivation of contributors to large-scale ecological monitoring projects. Specifically, drawing on research on crowdsourcing and motivational affordances, we argue that instantiating design principles addressing people’s needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness can increase participants’ motivation, and pre- sent recommendations for designers of systems supporting such projects.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Crowdsourcing, Sustainablility, Affordances, Systems design, Ecological monitoring|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Theory (080611)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC|
|Copyright Statement:||The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7540-8_39|
|Deposited On:||26 Jul 2016 23:13|
|Last Modified:||31 Jul 2016 04:23|
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