Join me for my talk at Carnegie Mellon’s Crowdsouring Seminar titled, Do-it-Together: the Role of Crowdsourcing in Innovation.
Innovation is critical to our economic and social prosperity. Yet acquiring the required resources is especially difficult for novice innovators, who lack competence and confidence. Crowdsourcing has the potential to change this. I present two projects. First, I present my latest research on crowdfunding and tools to support the exchange of resources from a distributed network of individuals online. Second, I present efforts to engage the crowd in ideation and decision-making. I discuss implications for the innovation process and crowdsourcing.