Method: Smarter crowdsourcing

Smarter Crowdsourcing is a methodology that combines the agility and diversity of crowdsourcing with expert curation.

Crowdsourcing is effective at bringing together large numbers of people to generate ideas or implement a particular task through an invitation to the general public to contribute ideas or proposals. This is known as the “open call.” 

Curation involves identifying individuals with academic, practical, subject matter, technical or methods expertise, as well as people who have demonstrated success solving the problem at hand. Prof. Beth Noveck, Director of The GovLab describes this method as “crowdsourcing wisely, not widely.”

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