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week 6

Crowdsourcing is the process of connection with large groups via the Internet for their knowledge, expertise, time or resources.

As previously mentioned, crowdsourcing is best suited for simple tasks. For instance, crowdsourcing is a great option for web designers and designers in general to get some usability feedback on their work before making it public. If you’re looking for a new logo, hiring a professional designer is an option, but if you are a startup and you cannot afford such professional, you can consider placing a competition on the crowdsourcing site to get the product with an affordable price.

Anyone building a huge library of photos, products, etc, can easily take advantage of crowdsourcing features. You may be building a new online shopping site, where you could use crowdsourcing and pay a few cents for people to describe, categorize or tag the inventory. Or perhaps you’re working on a new website design, you could ask people to fill out a questionnaire regarding the new design, and from there you can get some inspiration.

So you see, crowdsourcing sounds not that bad unless you’re into a very serious workslike developing a mobile game or corporate e-commerce site which require not only expertise but intensive management.

Pro:
You can set your own prize amount or choose a pre-set price package to meet your budgetary needs, depending on the platform site. You know exactly how much you will be paying for design or graphics work. This may be ideal for startups with very limited budgets.

If your company has to set a very strict deadline for a design project, crowdsourcing by contests will ensure that you see results on time. Once a contest is set up, you won’t have to deal with delays and late submissions.

By setting up a contest, you could see submissions from a wide range of designers and artists with varying backgrounds and degrees of experience, from across the country, or even from overseas. You could find some unique and unconventional works that you may never see otherwise.

Contra:
If your business is thinking about a more related approach in designing a long-term branding strategy, crowdsourcing on an individual project basis is probably not an option. A conventional partnership with a design company allows you to discuss and come up with a set of designs and images (such as logos, fonts, colour schemes for brochures) that work with your business’s marketing plans, whereas crowdsourcing through contests on a single project basis could produce results that may not work long term or as part of a package.

It appears that there could be some issues regarding copyrights and purchasable vectors being used for submission. Unless your company is wachtfull in checking the originality of the submitted works or in preparing appropriate steps to copyright the chosen work, this could be a big concern.

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Group

Our team

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I’m online

This week we have been introduced to crowdsourcing and online social stucture. Im already curious how does it fits with our NGO. Im sure that will be a helpful part to raise awareness for PAGE.

I’m using of course facebook as a online social tool, because thats the most famous platform and all my friends are there. If i watch there pictures, videos or post from my friends, i feel connect to them and dont miss news of them, especially now when im living in the hague. For my more closer friends we use a whatsapp group, where we talk every day in the chat. I like that way to communicate because im still connected with them. At the platform facebook, im more the passive user. I just like or share things which i liked. I rare post things or let everybody know parts of my live. i prefer than closed groups on facebook or whatsapp or just a private message chat. 

In our group we use the closed group “the Pickles” at facebook. So everybody of our group can share documents, pictures etc. So we can organize us in a simple way. Just for our connection we use our facebook chat, to check our progress or clarify some problems. Just for our communication.

I also like to share parts of my life with the app Instagram. I think pictures can gives many impressions  to other. I also interested in photography, so i really enjoy just look at pictures. For information stuff i use the blinkfeed in my phone, where i connected all my social networks, companys which i followed, also websites, magazines and news.

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online tools

technology tools

So after that confusing last week, we reached week 3, everything is getting more clear. Now the next step was to get used to different kinds of online tools for our project. My experience with online tools are actually more for entertainment like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instragram, Skype and Whatsapp. But for projects some of these tools can also be helpful.

The most known choice is probably Facebook. I actually wasnt sure if i can call that as a serious tool, because of the many other news and informations of friends at the Facebook wall. Also notifications, advertisement, messages etc. On the other hand you can get inspired of some posts from other people, so you can develope your ideas or get a another point of your thinking. So we are going to use a Facebook group to share our thoughts and ideas. Everyone have different skills and knowledge of tools and the technology. We will learning from each other, also from other groups.

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our goal

My groups goal is awareness for this NGO (PAGE). I was surfing the internet for the organisation PAGE, but many of they results dont matched to the organisation. So PAGE have already a Facebook and website page which is a good start, but that organization is very unknown yet.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Partnership-for-Appalachian-Girls-Education/272727879501492

So i hope we can arrange our thoughts and ideas to help the organization and im curious of our progress and where our way will take us.

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Using online tools

So after that confusing last week, we reached week 3, everything is getting more clear. Now the next step is to get used to different kinds of online tools.

The most known choice is probably Facebook. I actually wasnt sure if i can call that as a serious tool, because of the many other news and informations of friends at the Facebook wall. Also notifications, advertisement, messages etc. But if you will use it for the right purpose it can be really helpfull.But on the other hand you can get inspired of the posts from other people, so you can develope your ideas or get another point of your thinking. So it dont have only a bad side.

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#introducing to projcomm

The first design project at the classes of “project communities” starts now!

We got the assignment to working with a real company, helping them with their problems or improve their intention, so first it was important to get familiiar to new ways of working at a project as a group. Therfore is the online network and communication important and advantageous. Getting used to crowdfunding, to share thoughts, ideas, innovations, solutents and also problems with others. 

So we are going to work with a NGO called “Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education  (PAGE). 

"A Life Changing Opportunity For Young Girls"

          

So that community supports young girls to have a more fulfilling live. So they get that necessary support to educate for enrichment opportunities in their live. In our group im curious which challenges will arise and how we work as a group to find creative solutions or innovative ideas to achieve our goals. I think thats realls intersting to work with our NGO, like our client, to complete a good work with which statisfied our client.

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