iResponse at the Crowdsourcing Week Global 2016

Oslo 11th of April at 04:30 in the morning, the alarm starts ringggggggg!!!! Time to get up, shower, run to the Gardermoen airport, grab a coffee on the way, and time for boarding. It is 07:00 in the morning of a normal Wednesday and Line and Susana are on their way to London to the Crowdsourcing Week Global 2016, #CWSGblobal2016.

The aim of our trip was to explore the new practises in crowdsourcing, especially aspects relevant for urban environments, smart city and mobility, and it turned out to be a success.

We have identified synergies, learnt useful lessons, made useful connections and gained new inspiration to apply in our crowdsourcing practises and studies as part of the iResponse project. Our key insights can be summarised in the following points:

  • There is an excess capacity, and sharing may bring us to sustainability
  • Which can be the fundament for sharing economy? The level of trust?
  • How can trusted platform for sharing, and crowdsourcing, be created? D.R.E.A.M.S.; Declared, Rated, Engaged, Activity based, Moderated and Social
  • Develop what society needs, what the crowd needs
  • Experiment, iterate, evolved and adapt
  • Tools, and cities, need to be developed in such way that they are accessible and inclusive
  • Times are changing rapidly and we need new ways of working and connecting
  • Crowdsourcing is the process, collective intelligence is the outcome: the terms are not interchangeable
  • Crowdsourcing offers many opportunities, but is not a “free lunch”, needs to commit time and resources
  • It’s about the people, not the technology – the technology and the platform enables
  • Learning is a non-linear and at times chaotic process, but most educational programs are structural and sequential. Crowd learning can help foster positive change

CWSGlobal2016 recap of day on Smart City and Mobility

CWSGlobal2016 recap of day on Crowdsourcing and Crowd Innovation

Susana Lopez-Aparicio and Line Barkved


About us: Susana López-Aparicio (@SuLopezAparicio) is the project leader of the iResponse project, and Line Barkved (@linebarkved) is the leader of the WP2 on dialogue and social participation