Crowdfunding: An emerging field of research

Elizabeth Gerber, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Michael Muller, Lilly Irani, Rick Wash, Amanda Williams

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

16 Scopus citations


Crowdfunding, the request of resources through social media, has generated much discussion in the popular press; however, there have been few systematic empirical studies of this growing phenomenon. We bring together the leading HCI researchers in crowdfunding and crowdsourcing to discuss this potentially transformative socio-technical innovation that may advance (or harm) human capabilities to create and collaborate. We will discuss current empirical research on crowdfunding and the future of research in this field from diverse perspectives including computer science, social science, communications, and design, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. To make real progress towards realizing future research, we will lead a discussion with the audience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
StatePublished - 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Apr 26 2014May 1 2014

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Other32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
CityToronto, ON


  • Crowdfunding
  • Digital divide
  • Enterprise crowdfunding
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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