Ben Hanrahan, Jutta Willamowski, Saiganesh Swaminathan, David Martin
Crowdsourcing is a relatively new model of labor where both
the workers and work providers are experiencing its growing
pains. A dominant platform that implements this model of
labor is Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT). While AMT has
evolved over the years, the changes have focused mainly on
work providers and have not addressed the problems workers
face (e.g. dealing with market volatility and unpaid time
searching for work). In this paper we present TurkBench, a
tool meant to provide workers with personalized market visualization
and session management. We discuss the design
philosophy of the tool, briefly discuss four Turkers’ reaction to a demo, and outline future work.
CHI, Seoul, Korea, April 18-23, 2015.
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