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Citizen Social Science - Swarm and Nominet Trust

Citizen Social Science is an exploratory collaboration between Nominet Trust, Swarm and a wider community including citizen scientists, developers, game designers, data analysts, graphic/UX designers, data visualisers and social innovators.

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Citizen Social Science - Swarm and Nominet Trust

  1. 1. CITIZEN (SOCIAL) SCIENCE THE EXPLORATORY CHALLENGE HOW CAN MASS PARTICIPATION ADDRESS PERSISTENT SOCIAL CHALLENGES THROUGH THE USE OF NETWORKED DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES?
  2. 2. CITIZEN SCIENCE WIKIPEDIA "the systematic collection and analysis of data; development of technology; testing of natural phenomena; and the dissemination of these activities by researchers on a primarily a vocational basis"
  3. 3. EXAMPLES ARE EMERGING ON ALL SORTS OF AMAZING AND UNLIKELY TOPICS…
  4. 4. GALAXIES…
  5. 5. GARDEN BIRDS…(RSPB)
  6. 6. INTERSTELLAR DUST…(NASA)
  7. 7. AFRICAN ANIMALS….
  8. 8. PROTEINS…
  9. 9. AND MANY MORE….IN SPACE
  10. 10. AND ON EARTH…
  11. 11. INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY (KITS/SENSORS + WEB/MOBILE)
  12. 12. NEW COMMUNITIES ARE FORMING..
  13. 13. BUILDING PLATFORMS TO ENABLE PROJECTS TO HAPPEN
  14. 14. WE ARE OPENLY EXPLORING HOW TO APPLY THIS APPROACH TO SOLVING SOCIAL ISSUES…
  15. 15. #CITSOCSCI Citizen Social Science How mass participation can address persistent social challenges through the use of networked digital technologies
  16. 16. SOME EXAMPLES…
  17. 17. REAL-TIME TRAFFIC
  18. 18. CITIZEN SOCIAL SCIENCE – VIA CROWD-SOURCED MEDIA
  19. 19. POTHOLE MAPPING VIA A MOBILE APP
  20. 20. IT SEEMS TO WORK BEST WHEN…. THE ACTION REQUIRED IS ALMOST PASSIVE; LOW BARRIER TO ENTRY CAPTURE AND ENCOURAGE SERENDIPITOUS DISCOVERY DE-CENTRALISE CONTROL (FIND THE BALANCE BETWEEN STRUCTURE AND CHAOS) ACTIVELY ENCOURAGE FRIENDLY COMPETITION PUT IN PLACE AN EFFECTIVE MECHANIC TO CURATE/MAKE SENSE OF THE COLLECTION ACTION AND ALLOW SMALL ACTIONS TO ADD UP TO SOLVE BIG PROBLEMS THERE IS A DIVERSITY OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE CROWD
  21. 21. SOME PRINCIPLES 1. Need an emotive force e.g. help kill cancer 2. Need a problem that can be broken into ‘isolated’ chunks to be solved 3. Need a large dataset that can’t be analysed by a computer OR that doesn’t exist currently 4. Need a domain expert to help frame the task 5. Need a simple unit of work that doesn’t require significant ‘expertise’ 6. Need freely available technology 7. If it’s already been done, need to find ways to improve usage, awareness and experience
  22. 22. COME AND GET INVOLVED!

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