Productivity decomposed: Getting big things done with little microtasks

Jaime Teevan, Shamsi T. Iqbal, Carrie J. Cai, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Michael S. Bernstein, Elizabeth M Gerber

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

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

It is difficult to accomplish meaningful goals with limited time and attentional resources. However, recent research has shown that concrete plans with actionable steps allow people to complete tasks better and faster. With advances in techniques that can decompose larger tasks into smaller units, we envision that a transformation from larger tasks to smaller microtasks will impact when and how people perform complex information work, enabling efficient and easy completion of tasks that currently seem challenging. In this workshop, we bring together researchers in task decomposition, completion, and sourcing. We will pursue a broad understanding of the challenges in creating, allocating, and scheduling microtasks, as well as how accomplishing these microtasks can contribute towards productivity. The goal is to discuss how intersections of research across these areas can pave the path for future research in this space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2016
Subtitle of host publication#chi4good - Extended Abstracts, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages3500-3507
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340823
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2016
Event34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 7 2016May 12 2016

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume07-12-May-2016

Other

Other34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/7/165/12/16

Keywords

  • Crowdsourcing
  • Microtasking
  • Microwork
  • Productivity
  • Self-sourcing
  • Wait-learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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