Crowdsourcing Methodology

By Aliu A. Onifade

During the analysis phase and the design phase of the design or software development project, developers must ask various questions, conduct researches, and test their prototypes to create a serviceable product (Grier, 2013).

In particular, traditional research methods such as focus group interviews or surveys could be immensely time consuming and costly. On the other hand, crowdsourcing provides a swift and inexpensive solution.

Most specifically, crowdsourcing relies on the intelligence of the “crowd” to perform tasks in exchange for compensation. In other words, it’s outsourcing to a crowd.

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