Donal Reddington on mass customization, crowdsourcing and digital manufacturing


List of Crowdsourcing projects on Openeur

The Openeur website, which focuses on open innovation and entrepreneurship, has published a very comprehensive list of projects that use a crowdsourcing methodology, and also related agencies and platforms.  The post adopts a new label for the projects that use crowdsourcing to raise finance for things like managing rock bands or football clubs.  They call it ‘Crowdfinancing’ and I think I will use it from now on to describe projects of this type.

Although it might be seen as simply another new buzzword, it helps to avoid the over-use or the crowdsourcing term, which in my opinion should be limited to projects where individuals or groups, working within a defined framework, propose designs that are then assessed through a process that uses a degree of democratic selection (i.e. other participants in the crowdsourcing project have a means of voting on the submission which they consider to be the most suitable).

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One Response to “List of Crowdsourcing projects on Openeur”

  1. Aliana Rateanu Says:

    Another crowdsourcing platform to put on your list! It’s about http://www.palkoo.com
    Palkoo is the creative marketplace for graphic design: logo design, website design, banner design or anything else.

    Buyers who need something designed post contests on palkoo.com and receive 70+ customized concepts from highly skilled designers all over the world. They set the price and then sit back and watch designers submit entries. Designs get better and better once the buyers offer feedback and ratings. At the end of the contest the buyer has many great concepts to choose from and picks the best design.

    The buyer sets his own price. The more money he will pay, the more entries will get. And, if he is not satisfied he will get his money back.

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