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Linked Jazz 52nd Street: A LOD Crowdsourcing Tool to Reveal Connections among Jazz Artists

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  • 1. LINKED JAZZ 52ND STREET: A LOD Crowdsourcing Tool To Reveal Connections Among Jazz Artists Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Hilary Thorsen Pratt Institute, New York, NY Digital Humanities 2013 Ÿ Lincoln, Nebraska Ÿ July 17, 2013
  • 2. THE LINKED JAZZ PROJECT •  Linked Open Data technology applied to digital archives of jazz history •  Goal: To reveal the network of relationships among the jazz artists as described in primary sources. 2Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Hilary Thorsen | Pratt Institute
  • 3. 3Cristina Pattuelli | Pratt Institute
  • 4. WHY CROWDSOURCING? Automated techniques used to generate a social network. However, only humans can reliably identify the nature of the personal and professional relationships between people. 4Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Hilary Thorsen | Pratt Institute Automation + human curation
  • 5. LINKED JAZZ 52ND STREET 5 Landing page (http://linkedjazz.org/52ndStreet/)
  • 6. LINKED JAZZ 52ND STREET 6 Task interface
  • 7. DESIGNING A CROWDSOURCING TOOL •  Best practices for crowdsourcing design are scarce •  Methodology: survey of existing tools and literature •  Major considerations: •  Recruiting participants •  Retaining participants •  Quality control of the data collected 7Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Hilary Thorsen | Pratt Institute
  • 8. DESIGNING A CROWDSOURCING TOOL •  Recruiting participants •  Retaining participants 8Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Hilary Thorsen | Pratt Institute Understanding what motivates people to participate in crowdsourcing
  • 9. LINKED JAZZ 52ND STREET 9Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Hilary Thorsen | Pratt Institute Landing page (http://linkedjazz.org/52ndStreet/)
  • 10. 10 4-step introduction
  • 11. 11Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Hilary Thorsen | Pratt Institute
  • 12. 12 Available interview transcripts
  • 13. Progress bar Ego network
  • 14. USABILITY TESTING Usability tests conducted with Dr. Craig MacDonald at Pratt Institute •  Took 30-45 minutes to complete. •  Participants: 10 •  2 team members present, also recorded. •  Evaluation criteria: •  Participants’ experience using the website •  Website’s design & functionality •  Participants’ level of engagement •  Pre-test questionnaire, 3 tasks, post-test questionnaire 14Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Hilary Thorsen | Pratt Institute
  • 15. RESULTS Overall participants had a positive experience with the website; likely to visit the website again. Website was found to be visually appealing. Participants did not always fully understand their contributions to the larger project. Participants were not fully engaged with the tool while using it. 15
  • 16. PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS 16Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Hilary Thorsen | Pratt Institute
  • 17. Add checkmarks to musician icons when all relationships have been assigned 17 à  Provide visual and textual indicators to give users more feedback on task progress. Track analysis progress on each snippet 17
  • 18. 18 à Arrange musicians alphabetically.
  • 19. Individual and collaborative contributions à Connect users with the community more effectively. 19
  • 20. FUTURE WORK Iterative assessment process: 1. Interface Usability 2. Content and Functionality with domain experts 3. Performance and Data quality. Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Hilary Thorsen | Pratt Institute 20
  • 21. THANK YOU Our Team: Matt Miller Lea Lange Hilary Thorsen Sean Fitzell Carolyn Li-Madeo Special thanks to: Dr. Craig MacDonald and the Pratt SILS UX Team Contact: CRISTINA PATTUELLI MPATTUEL@PRATT.EDU