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How to Improve User Experience in eCommerce through Crowdtesting

This blog outlines 12 ways to improve eCommerce UX. Crowdtesting can provide the necessary data to improve user experience by prioritising the issues.

Andy Zynga of NineSigma Talks About NineSights

I first spoke with Andy in early May and he was educating me on open innovation. And on June 5th, NineSigma launched the first open innovation social media destination, NineSights. I was very curious about NineSights so I decided to reach out to Zynga to learn a bit...

The World Wide Fund Uses Crowd Intelligence

The World Wide Fund Uses Crowd Intelligence

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Switzerland) and  Chaordix are working on an idea -- use the Swiss crowd, specifically startups, to develop new sustainable consumption ideas. Chaordix will be engaging its crowdsourcing community -- WWF Green Ideas -- to uncover...

Will Fansourcing Change Social Shopping, Ask Needle

Will Fansourcing Change Social Shopping, Ask Needle

So we talk a great deal about how companies and governments are using crowdsourcing, from co-creation to designing a new troop transport vehicle. But what if I told you that a company is using crowdsourcing  -- more specifically fansourcing -- to supplement your...

PyBossa Brings Crowdsourcing To The Open Source Community

When we talk about crowdsourcing as a work process we normally think of paid work -- contests, macrotasks or microtasks. But what if I told you that we are only tapping into a portion of the crowdsourcing work potential? You have heard of open source? Open source is a...

Unilever Taps The Crowd For Help In Their Sustainability Goals

In November of 2010, Unilever established the -- Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. The plan set forth is an ambitious ten year program, towards sustainable growth. Unilever explains that the Plan not only addresses their operations but they are also taking...

Australian-based CrowdDesign Launches CrowdDesign.ca

Australian-based DesignCrowd has just launched DesignCrowd.ca. And although the Canadian branch still has the word “beta” in its name -- that has not deterred the over 76, 000 designer from signing-up. And it looks like CrowdDesign.ca is already running its first...

The Revolution Mosaic Is Going To Crowdsource A Mosaic

The Revolution Mosaic, was just released, in the App Store and is ready to crowdsource a mosaic. “This year, 360,000 iPhone photos will come together to form one iconic image that will last forever in the Apps Store, on the Internet, and on posters around the world,...

USAID Is Using Crowdsourcing To Map Its Impact

The USAID embraces crowdsourcing? The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was created by John F. Kennedy in 1961. Its primary responsibility is distributing civilian foreign aid. Part of the USAID mission statement is: “Economic growth is key to...

Will the United Nations Support Crowdsourcing Sustainability

Crowdsourcing sustainability -- is that even possible? Well that is what Jacob Scherr -- Director of Global Strategy & Advocacy Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) -- is hoping for. The UN is holding a conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this June, it’s...

NASA News: The US Space Agency Wants You to Build an App

What if you got the call? What if NASA put out an open call and said, “Build me an app!” And guess what, if the Space Agency chooses your app, it will pay you up to $10,000 for it. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is nearly 54 years old. And...

A Crowdsourcing Game to Diagnose Malaria

The Crowdsourcing Survey According to a 2010 Weber Shandwick survey, 44% of the 216 Fortune 2000 Corporate Executives, interviewed, have used crowdsourcing. And 50% of these executives find crowdsourcing very valuable. The perceived value is spread unevenly across 4...

How Can Crowd Collaboration Help My Business

What if I told you that crowdsourcing will most certainly improve your business? Well, I have to apologize -- because in business just as in life, certainties are rare. But what I am certain of is that crowdsourcing is an incredibly powerful tool. As a work process, I...

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