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About Citizen Sort

Citizen Sort is a website that contains tools and games to classify various species of insects, animals, and plants.

Our motivation for creating this website is based upon two goals. The first is to help biologists and ecologists with scientific classification tasks. The second is to help information scientists and human-computer interaction researchers evaluate the role of motivation in citizen science.

We need your help to classify species and aid our exploration of how motivation, citizen science, and gaming all interact. If you are interested in helping, simply create an account and begin playing our games!

Citizen Sort was created by a team of researchers, designers, and developers at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and is supported by NSF grant SOCS 09-68470.

This work was partially supported by the US National Science Foundation under grant SOCS 09-68470. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.