new User-Profiles in SPOTTERON

Sunday, 23 April 2017 16:41

Who are the Citizen Scientists? Which profession or education do they have? Why are they participating in my Citizen Science project? With the new user profiles, these questions are a central element in the Citizen Science Systems SPOTTERON. The Citizen Scientists can now extend their user account with background information directly in the smartphone apps. Additionally, users can upload their own profile picture - because Citizen Science is also a personal matter.

 
 
CITIZEN SCIENCE COMMUNITY
THREE CORE FEATURES OF THE NEW USER ACCOUNTS
     

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core feature #1
USER TYPES FOR CITIZEN SCIENTISTS

For the new functionalities, we also did a complete overhaul of the registration process. Citizen Scientists in SPOTTERON can now set up their user profile in two easy steps: first the creation of the account and secondly the set up of their own user profile with optional data.

Since Citizen Science is not only done by individuals but also by school classes or organisations with group accounts, therefor the following user types in SPOTTERON are available at registration via form of address:
userprofile type female userprofile type male userprofile type schoolclass userprofile type organisation
       
Citizen Scientist,
female
Citizen Scientist,
male
School Class Organization

After the account creation, the users find themselves already logged in directly in-app. In the second step they can now extend their user profiles and by doing so providing important background information for the project.

     
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core feature #2
AVATARS & THE USER PANEL

With SPOTTERON, the Citizen Scientists become visible. All users and group accounts can upload their own profile picture, called "avatar". This picture is not only displayed at the user profiles, but also at the spot detail view and the ranking lists. Further personalization elements like the free quote or the addtional background infos like education, etc. are available in the user profile panel.

     
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core feature #3
MY SPOT COLLECTION

As a Citizen Scientist, I am always happy to provide new data for the projects, I am participating in. That's why we made the "My spot collection" panel the central element of the new user profile.

All user's submissions are displayed chronologically at each Citizen Science smartphone app in the SPOTTERON network.

     
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MORE ABOUT CITIZEN SCIENCE
SCIENCE MARCH VIENNA AND SPOTTERON APP PRESENTATION
     

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#MarchForScience
Impressions from Science March Vienna

We were part of the #ScienceMarchVienna for sure, walking along around 3.000 participants for a strengthend science as an important principle of a modern and open society. Here is a short video clip with some impressions at our twitter account - and yes, it includes dinosaurs!

     
   
     

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Interaction, Interoperability, Innovation
SPOTTERON at 2nd ECSA Workshop

At the ECSA workshop "Defining principles for mobile apps and platforms development in citizen science" on 24th and 25th of April in Sweden, the SPOTTERON app "Anslagstavlan" will be presented - true to the motto "Interaction, Interoperability, Innovation", we are happy to be part of the Citizen Science community!

 
       
  For further questions about SPOTTERON - the Citizen Science System please don't hesitate to add "spotteron" on Skype or drop us an eMail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Shortnews

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  • The new SPOTTERON platform version 2.5.0 has been released. Highlights are the new offline map mode and badges to earn & collect in all Citizen Science apps on the platform. Read more about the new features in our Citizen Science Blog!

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