Crowdsourcing Creativity

Cultivating Cost-Effectice Consumer Involvement

Implications - Harnessing the collective power of individual creativity is a cost-effective way to innovate. Crowdsourcing is the extreme version of a focus group; rather than simply recording responses and acting accordingly, crowdsourcing directly and immediately affects the product or venture in which it is used.
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Crowdsourced Journalism - Assignment Zero: an Experiment in Pro-Am Journalism
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Average 5,588 Clicks Pub: Jun 30, 07
Crowdsourced Journalism
Assignment Zero: an Experiment in Pro-Am Journalism
Assignment Zero is an experiment in professional-amateur journalism: amateurs write/report, professionals edit. Everybody wins. And with this, "pro-am journalism" enters the lingo of the new world of… [More]
Crowdsourced Products - The Release1.0 Design Competition for Museum Shops
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Untested 8,097 Clicks Pub: Oct 17, 08
Crowdsourced Products
The Release1.0 Design Competition for Museum Shops
Most of the products found in museum gift shops are pretty standard, like pens, coffee table books and mugs. The Release1.0 Design Competition aims to shake things up, however, by implementing the Web… [More]
Online Interior Design Marketplaces - Decorati
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Untested 7,219 Clicks Pub: Oct 15, 08
Online Interior Design Marketplaces
Decorati
Fans of interior design can finally kiss their piles of design catalogs goodbye; Decorati has just made them all obsolete for good. Decorati is an online marketplace of an unusual sort--it features only… [More]
Crowdsourcing Home Decor - Bon Bon Kakku
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Untested 6,417 Clicks Pub: Oct 9, 08
Crowdsourcing Home Decor
Bon Bon Kakku
Bon Bon Kakku is a clever online marketplace for textile artists to upload images of their fabrics to be viewed and rated; the designs with the highest votes are sold on the site. Bon Bon Kakku expands… [More]
Making Fair-Trade Goods Feasible - The CraftNetwork
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Untested 5,838 Clicks Pub: Nov 4, 08
Making Fair-Trade Goods Feasible
The CraftNetwork
You might be interested in buying fair-trade goods that directly benefit artisans and villages, but just try looking for them in a small town--or even a big one, for that matter. The CraftNetwork is one… [More]
Crowdsourced Restaurants - The Instructables Restaurant
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Mild 6,822 Clicks Pub: Aug 30, 08
Crowdsourced Restaurants
The Instructables Restaurant
Earlier this week, Arne Hendriks sought to do what no other entrepreneur has done before (at least, memorably): Open an open-source restaurant using only items featured on Instructables. This feat of crowdsourcing… [More]
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