Zooniverse

Zooniverse

Zooniverse is the world's largest and most succesful citizen science platform. Over 1.5 million registered volunteers have taken part since the platform's beginning, and it currently hosts over 50 live projects across multiple fields of research with tens of thousands of active volunteers worldwide.

SOCIAM works closely together with the Zooniverse team, and our numerous studies of the platform has helped Zooniverse better understand the behaviour and motivations of its volunteers. This in turn has enabled Zooniverse to make their platform better suit the needs and interests of their crowd. Our research activities have also involved the development of observational dashboards for the Zooniverse team to better understand and manage their community.

Publications
Tinati, R., Miller G., & Hutchings R. (2017).  Zooniverse panoptes-researcher-dashboard .
Tinati, R., Luczak-Roesch M., Simperl E., & Hall W. (2016).  Because Science is Awesome: Studying Participation in a Citizen Science Game. Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Web Science. 45–54.
Segal, A., Gal Y'akov.(Kobi), Simpson R., Homsy V. Victoria, Hartswood M., Page K. R., et al. (2015).  Improving Productivity in Citizen Science Through Controlled Intervention. Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web. 331–337.
Tinati, R., Van Kleek M., Simperl E., Luczak-Roesch M., Simpson R., & Shadbolt N. (2015).  Designing for Citizen Data Analysis: A Cross-Sectional Case Study of a Multi-Domain Citizen Science Platform. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 4069–4078.
Luczak-Roesch, M., Tinati R., Simperl E., Van Kleek M., Shadbolt N., & Simpson R. (2014).  Why won't aliens talk to us? Content and community dynamics in online citizen science.
Tinati, R., Luczak-Roesch M., Simperl E., & Shadbolt N. (2014).  Motivations of Citizen Scientists: A Quantitative Investigation of Forum Participation. Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Web Science. 295–296.
Tinati, R., Simperl E., Luczak-Roesch M., Van Kleek M., & Shadbolt N. (2014).  Collective intelligence in citizen science ? a study of performers and talkers.
Simpson, R., Page K. R., & De Roure D. (2014).  Zooniverse: Observing the World's Largest Citizen Science Platform. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web. 1049–1054.