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Lessons Learned Building the Zooniverse

Lessons Learned Building the Zooniverse

Presentation at Botany Conference 2013 in New Orleans

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Arfon Smith

July 29, 2013
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  1. Lessons Learned Building the Zooniverse Arfon Smith @arfon

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  3. http://www.novacelestia.com

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  5. 0 20 40 60 80 100 Professor

  6. 0 2,500 5,000 7,500 10,000 Professor Paper

  7. 0 12,500 25,000 37,500 50,000 Professor Paper PhD

  8. 0 250,000 500,000 750,000 1,000,000 Professor Paper PhD SDSS

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    12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Classifications per hour Hours 1 Kevin months Fukugita et al. 2007
  13. 170,000 volunteers

  14. 50,000,000 analyses

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  17. http://is.gd/4thpdg

  18. Ancient Lives 07.2011 WhaleFM 11.2011 SETILive 02.2012 Snapshot Serengeti 12.2012

    Galaxy Zoo 09.2012 Cyclone Center 09.2012 NEEMO 10.2011 Ice Hunters 08.2011 What’s the Score 05.2012 740,000 Total Volunteers 500,000 Total Volunteers Cell Slider 10.2012 Bat Detective 09.2012 Andromeda Project 12.2012 Seafloor Explorer 09.2012 Old Weather 10.2010 The Milky Way Project 12.2010 Galaxy Zoo 7.2007 SPACE CLIMATE HUMANITIES NATURE HEALTH Mergers 11.2009 Moon Zoo 05.2010 Supernovae 03.2010 Planet Hunters 12.2010 Hubble 04.2010 250,000 Total Volunteers Solar Stormwatch 02.2010 THE ZOONIVERSE 2007-2012
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  27. Some Lessons Learned

  28. Authenticity Matters (it’s not a game)

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  31. Tools

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  33. Community Matters

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  36. Discuss

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  38. Tag

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  40. Collect

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  43. Community Matters

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  46. Context Matters

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  56. OW Voyages, Map

  57. Credit: Simon Tokumine http://is.gd/oldww1

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  61. You Matter

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  63. Why Zooniverse-like citizen science?

  64. Scale (Measurable) Accuracy Education Serendipity

  65. 70,000,000 Classifications Ethics of Citizen Science?

  66. Social Contract

  67. 1. Collaborators not users 2. Contribute to real research 3.

    Don’t waste people’s time
  68. Think about your social contract

  69. Do you know what success looks like?

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  72. 1,000,000,000,000 1 trillion hours

  73. Spectrum of cognitive surplus

  74. Thanks arfon@zooniverse.org @arfon