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Title:Iterating with crowd
Author(s):Nagaraj Kashyap, Dharthi
Advisor(s):Bailey, Brian P
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:This thesis studies how novice designers iterate on their designs using the feedback received from a popular online forum Reddit. The goal was to understand the potential of online forums to serve the need for external feedback during the design process. The thesis also strives to understand the feedback and what motivated iterations. This could potentially aid development of rubrics for receiving design feedback using online forums. This thesis also looks at the difference in perceived quality of designs between iterations and if the perceived quality improves. Domain experts were asked to judge (blind to condition) which iteration more effectively satisfied the design goals originally stated by the designer. The goal is to understand if the evolution of a design better satisfies the design goals due to the feedback received online. Sentiment analysis was performed to test if certain qualities of feedback potentially trigger iterations on a design. Additionally, the thesis studied how much of the feedback received on the designs through Reddit was used to make design changes. The other aspect is to understand if the degree of transformation between designs correlates to the number of perceived differences.
Issue Date:2016-04-26
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 DHARTHI NAGARAJ KASHYAP
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-07-07
Date Deposited:2016-05

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