Icon Contests are Crowdsourcing

Back to crowdsourcing! The fact is crowdsourcing is more common and easier than we often think.  In a nutshell, crowdsourcing is the idea of putting a task into the hands of an army of pieceworkers who may do a great job — or a downright lousy job — with that task.  Some of the leaders […]

Micro-Manufacturing: A Revolution Begins

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Social manufacturing is upon us, and it has transformed manufacturing from macro-factories to micro-factories.  The new Google DRIVE  will be a part of it, since only robust and readily accessible Cloud Storage makes it possible.  Manufacturing no longer requires great smoking urban factories filled with laborers in coveralls.  In the new era of micro-manufacturing and […]

CrowdSourcing: Use it.

Grizzled, bleary-eyed, booze-reeking, day laborers arrive at a parking lot around 8 a.m. for work. If you hire one and want more work, hold off payment as long as possible; once paid he’ll vanish, until penniless and sobering up again, you find him at 8 a.m. in the future. That was forty years ago in […]

DesignContest – Workflow Innovation

Crowd sourcing. No phrase makes more designers cringe than crowd sourcing, except maybe “angry clients with pitchforks.” For whatever reason, the thought of competing with thousands of other users for gigs, clients, and projects is totally appealing, to us as well as most other designers we know. If you happened to grow up and work […]