Examining cultural volunteer crowdsourcing technology: An appropriation perspective

Lubna ALAM, John CAMPBELL

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    This paper describes research in progress which proposes an appropriation perspective to examine the iterative design, development and subsequent redesign of a cultural volunteer crowdsourcing application. The Technology Appropriation Cycle (TAC) model (Carroll 2004) assists with understanding the process of appropriation and describes how user’s appropriation choices can inform the design of future iterations of the system. The preliminary analysis indicates that the users appropriated the crowdsourcing technology platform through recursive use over time by participating in open communication with designers. Upgrades of the system appear to have been achieved through incremental improvements that resulted in staggered version releases. These initial findings appear to support the utility of employing the TAC model to explain the iterative view of technology (re)design for a crowd-based collective system. We conclude with a refined TAC model that reflects our preliminary analysis of on-going involvement of the crowd and the use of incremental version releases.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICIS 2014 Proceedings
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9780615157887
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event35th International Conference on Information Systems: Building a Better World Through Information Systems, ICIS 2014 - Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Duration: 14 Dec 201417 Dec 2014

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    Conference35th International Conference on Information Systems: Building a Better World Through Information Systems, ICIS 2014
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityAuckland
    Period14/12/1417/12/14

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    ALAM, L., & CAMPBELL, J. (2014). Examining cultural volunteer crowdsourcing technology: An appropriation perspective. In ICIS 2014 Proceedings (pp. 1-10). USA: Association for Information Systems.
    ALAM, Lubna ; CAMPBELL, John. / Examining cultural volunteer crowdsourcing technology: An appropriation perspective. ICIS 2014 Proceedings. USA : Association for Information Systems, 2014. pp. 1-10
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    ALAM, L & CAMPBELL, J 2014, Examining cultural volunteer crowdsourcing technology: An appropriation perspective. in ICIS 2014 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems, USA, pp. 1-10, 35th International Conference on Information Systems: Building a Better World Through Information Systems, ICIS 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, 14/12/14.

    Examining cultural volunteer crowdsourcing technology: An appropriation perspective. / ALAM, Lubna; CAMPBELL, John.

    ICIS 2014 Proceedings. USA : Association for Information Systems, 2014. p. 1-10.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

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    ALAM L, CAMPBELL J. Examining cultural volunteer crowdsourcing technology: An appropriation perspective. In ICIS 2014 Proceedings. USA: Association for Information Systems. 2014. p. 1-10