Visible hearts, visible hands: A Smart Crowd donation platform

Chi Hsien Yen, Yi Chieh Lee, Wai Tat Fu

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Abstract

On existing crowdfunding platforms, the allocation of money is often not regulated, which leads to less-than-ideal distribution of resources. For example, recent donations to hurricane victims through their crowdfunding campaigns often lead to overfunding of certain victims while underfunding others. Inspired by algorithms from economic theories, we proposed a Smart Crowd Donate system encourages donors to express preferences to multiple projects and reallocates funds dynamically across these preferences over time. We conducted a user study in which recruited 452 participants to simulate a small scale of crowdfunding. The findings of our user study supported the idea that the Smart Crowd Donate system has potential to efficiently distribute funds to projects and allows more projects to receive the amount of money they need.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUI 2018 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages385-395
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349451
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 5 2018
Event23rd ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Mar 7 2018Mar 11 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI

Other

Other23rd ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2018
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period3/7/183/11/18

Keywords

  • Crowdfunding
  • Donate
  • Fundraising
  • Resource allocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Yen, C. H., Lee, Y. C., & Fu, W. T. (2018). Visible hearts, visible hands: A Smart Crowd donation platform. In IUI 2018 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (pp. 385-395). (International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3172944.3172971