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Crowdmap: Avoiding the Dead Ushahidi Graveyard!

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Twelth Iterati Lecture Series on Ethnography, Empathy and Iterative Design. (15 November 2012). Montreal, Canada.

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Crowdmap: Avoiding the Dead Ushahidi Graveyard!

  1. 1. Crowdmap: Avoiding the Graveyard! 1 Ana Brandusescu, MA candidate, Geography department, McGill University
  2. 2. Objectives  Ushahidi & Crowdmap: looking back  What can you do with Crowdmap?  How to run Crowdmap  What is Dead Ushahidi?  Advancing the Crowdmap page  University Spaces & Espaces Lachine  How to avoid Dead Ushahidi
  3. 3. Ushahidi: then and now  Ushahidi: server-based; Crowdmap: cloud-based  Ushahidi was used to collect citizen reports on the post-election violence incidents in Kenya  THE example used most often for crisis mapping  Mapping natural disasters (e.g., Haiti earthquake, hurricane Sandy) 4 3
  4. 4. Send messages via… 1. SMS (mobile phone) 2. Smartphone app (e.g., iPhone, android) 3. Email 4. Twitter 5. Website (create a report) To aggregate and display your messages on an interactive map. 5
  5. 5. Crowdmap: Running the show  Advertising component: flyers, posters, Twitter, Facebook page, emails  Managing manual geo-coded messages  How does Crowdmap become a part of your daily life?  How does Crowdmap become the new Facebook?  Do we want it to become the new Facebook? 6
  6. 6. What exactly is Dead Ushahidi? 7
  7. 7. Advancing the Crowdmap page  So you created a web page, now what?  How do you recruit participants?  What are people talking about?  How often are you receiving reports? 8 9
  8. 8. University Spaces & Espaces Lachine 11 10  Pilot projects: university community, Lachine neighbourhood  TCJL (Table de Concertation de Jeunesse de Lachine) MA thesis project supervisors: Prof Renee Sieber, McGill U. & Prof Sylvie Jochems, UQAM
  9. 9. 5 essential lessons to avoid Dead Ushahidi 1. Motivation: cause over technology 2. Consistency (and if applicable, longevity) 3. Flexibility & adaptability 4. Attend to finances 5. Embrace uncertainty! Is crowdsourcing more than a way to outsource free labor? 12 13
  10. 10. So please don’t end up in the graveyard... 14
  11. 11. Image Bibliography [1] https://deadushahidi.crowdmap.com [2] http://blog.ushahidi.com/index.php/2010/02/19/taking-the-lead-ushahidi-haiti- tufts/ [3] https://catskillshurricanesandy.crowdmap.com/ [4] http://crlgrn.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/ushahidi-image.gif?w=720 [5] http://crisismapper.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/deploying-ushahidi. jpg?w=640 [6] https://deadushahidi.crowdmap.com [7] https://hurricanesandy.crowdmap.com/ [8] https://hurricanesandy.crowdmap.com/ [9] https://universityspaces.crowdmap.com/ [10] https://espaceslachine.crowdmap.com/ [11] http://thenextweb.com/apps/2010/08/09/ushahidi-brings-crisis-mapping-to- the-cloud-with-crowdmap/ [12] http://lindaraftree.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/flsms-benin-001.jpg [13] https://deadushahidi.crowdmap.com

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