The goal of the final project is to allow students in the class to spend a significant amount of time working on a "crowd programming" project that is relevant to your interests.
This year, you will propose to do a project that is relevant to crowdsourcing, crowd-AI system, human-computation workflow, etc.
The final project will be done in groups of 1 or 2 in order to allow more substantial projects to be undertaken.
Project Proposal Presentation (3/14): Present your (1) team, (2) topic, and (3) some related work of that topic in front of the whole class. Students and I will give you feedback on the project idea.
Project Checkpoint Presentation (4/4): Present your (1) progress and (2) challenges in the class. Students and I will give you feedback.
Project Final Presentation (4/25): Final presentation for your project. I will invite a few guests, either students or teachers, in our class for your final presentation.
The final output will be a 2-page Google Doc that presents the results of your project, which could be new data or a visualization, an interactive system, or a video.
Here are some project ideas, just to get the thoughts flowing. You're free to pick whatever you like. I encourage you to propose your own ideas for the final project.
Recommender System for Tasks:
Build a system that works on top of a crowd platform like Amazon Mechanical Turk to recommend jobs that workers may want to do. The goal should be helping workers easily find jobs that fit their interests, and provide a wage in line with their expectations, while minimizing search time.
Ethical Price Calculator: A calculator that helps requesters on mturk to calculate the reasonable and ethical price for their tasks.
Unique Data Annotation Interface: Develop an unique interface that allows workers to create some unique types of data.
Replicate Classic Experiments: Is there any classic crowd experiments you feel surprised, or really like? How about replicate the experiments?
Lab Layout Design: Ask crowd workers what should we do to decorate our lab space.