Searching for design examples with crowdsourcing

Nikita Spirin, Motahhare Eslami, Jie Ding, Pooja Jain, Brian Bailey, Karrie Karahalios

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Abstract

Examples are very important in design, but existing tools for design example search still do not cover many cases. For instance, long tail queries containing subtle and subjective design concepts, like "calm and quiet", "elegant", "dark back- ground with a hint of color to make it less boring", are poorly supported. This is mainly due to the inherent complexity of the task, which so far has been tackled only algorithmi- cally using general image search techniques. We propose a powerful new approach based on crowdsourcing, which complements existing algorithmic approaches and addresses their shortcomings. Out of many explored crowdsourcing configurations we found that (1) a design need should be represented via several query images and (2) AMT crowd workers should assess a query-specific relevance of a candi- date example from a pre-built design collection. To test the utility of our approach, we compared it with Google Images in a query-by-example mode. Based on feedback from expert designers, the crowd selects more relevant design examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWWW 2014 Companion - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages381-382
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450327459
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 7 2014
Event23rd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2014 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Apr 7 2014Apr 11 2014

Publication series

NameWWW 2014 Companion - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web

Other

Other23rd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2014
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period4/7/144/11/14

Keywords

  • AMTurk
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Design search
  • Query-by-example

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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