Mobile Application Design That Supports Motivations for Crowdsourced Species Identification

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Mobile Application Design That Supports Motivations for Crowdsourced Species Identification
Authors: Paulsson, Patricia
Abstract: One way in which scientists strive to conserve and learn about biodiversity of the Earth is by mobilizing crowds to collect and share species sighting data. This thesis explores the design space and user goals for one biodiversity data collecting application. The studied application aims to at the same time be a photo sharing social media. It aims to not only produce value for science, but also for its users. The main user segments of the application are biology experts and nature novices. This thesis focuses on the nature novice group while going from web-based to mobile. The design exploration in this thesis is grounded in a motivational framework from previous research. User motivation is critical in order to attract large crowds and build a sustainable business around a crowdsourcing application. In iterations, user research was performed, then goals, requirements and prototypes were interpreted and constructed. These design artifacts were then mapped against the motivations in the motivational framework.
Keywords: Data- och informationsvetenskap;Computer and Information Science
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik (Chalmers)
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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