Citizen Science Games Workshop

WORKSHOP AND EVENT
Guide to Citizen Science Games
ECSA Conference 2018

Workshop
Monday, June 4th
15:15 to 16:30
University of Geneva
(To be confirmed)
1205 Geneva – Switzerland
Intro > Speed talks > Discussion
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Networking event
Tuesday, June 5th
18:00 to 22:00
Les Philosophes
Rue Prévost-Martin 5
1205 Geneva – Switzerland
People > Drinks > Collaboration
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Workshop

Our aim with this workshop is to bring useful and actionable gaming wisdom from successful citizen science projects to the broader citizen science community. Project stakeholders will showcase working examples to focus on both success and failure cases in gamification as well as the integration of citizen science into mainstream games. Gamification, when effective, can be a powerful tool for attracting a wide audience, engaging citizen science volunteers, and improving retention. Moreover, conscientious design can avoid deleterious impacts on data quality.

We will explore these considerations first through a series of speed talks that consider game-related aspects of motivation, engagement, retention, data quality, user experience, and design approach. Next, a rotating Q&A panel, moderated by Pietro, will draw from the plenary to consider issues raised in the first session and discuss the future of gaming in citizen science. In addition to bringing expertise from CitSci project stakeholders and the gaming industry, we will also invite scientists, non-experts and players to discuss gaming experiences.

Organisers

Pietro
Michelucci
HCI
Stall Catchers
HCI's Twitter accountPietro's Twitter account
Claire
Baert
HCI
Stall Catchers
HCI's Twitter accountClaire's Twitter account
Co-organisers

Seth
Cooper
Foldit
moBots
Foldit's Twitter account
Jacob
Sherson
ScienceAtHome
Quantum Moves
ScienceAtHome's Twitter accountJacob's Twitter account

Speakers

Attila
Szantner
the MMOS
MMOS' Twitter accountAttila's Twitter account
James
Wootton
Decodoku
Decodoku's Twitter account
Fernando
Portela
EteRNA
EteRNA's Twitter account
Ginger
Tsueng
Mark2Cure
Mark2Cure's Twitter account
Andy
Paterson
Cancer Research UK games
Jennifer
Couch
NIH

NIH's Twitter account
Alexander
Butyaev
Phylo
ColonyB
Phylo's Twitter account
More To come
CitSciGames




Networking event

To continue the conversation, let’s meet up on Tuesday evening at The Philosophes – a cozy brasserie a 4 minutes walk from the conference. Projects like Galaxy Zoo and MMOS started while chatting over a drink – hopefully this get-together will lead to new ideas too! More info about the keynote speaker coming soon.

There is limited space available, so please book your ticket via on EventBrite.

Les Philosophes, 5 Rue Prévost-Martin
Tuesday 18:00 to 22:00

This event is sponsored by

Pro Helvetia