I came across Mike Krieger’s blog in the summer of 2009 while doing some research on crowdsourcing, particularly crowdstorming (large-group online brainstorming or idea generation efforts).
In this episode, we talk about what makes a good brainstorm, discuss a few recent examples of crowdstorming projects, including some of the shortcomings of current online tools and ways these design challenges might be addressed in the future, and learn about Ideas2Ideas, a very cool prototype in this area that Mike and his colleagues built while at Stanford.
Due to a minor glitch, Mike’s entry into the show (right at the beginning where he says he’s glad to be on, presumably) got lost irretrievably in the ether. Apologies.
Duration: 0:14h, download MP3 (12.5 MB)
Links to some of the things we touched upon:
- Stanford HCI Group [00:20]
- Mike’s post from September 7, 2008: Brainstorming with the Crowd: Encouraging Constructive Ideation [00:42]
- Dell IdeaStorm [01:46]
- My Starbucks Idea [01:48]
- IDEO’s 7 Rules of Brainstorming [02:45]
- Change.gov Open for Questions [04:07]
- Google Moderator [04:18]
- Open Government Directive (PDF) [06:50]
- IdeaScale [07:00]
- Amazon Mechanical Turk [08:49]
- Ideas2Ideas code repository on GitHub [09:17]
- Luis von Ahn [11:17]
- Google Image Labeler [11:34]
- reCAPTCHA [12:05]
This interview was recorded on February 21, 2010.