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The World Community Grid: Discover Experience

IBM

The World Community Grid: Discover Experience

For over a decade, the World Community Grid has been enlisting regular folks to use their own desktops, laptops, and Android devices to perform virtual experiments for scientists around the world. Though this crowd-sourced approach to computing power has yielded a million years’ worth of data exploration, the platform itself was not particularly user-friendly. A quintet of IBM interns redesigned the entire experience to engage potential collaborators—from “slacktivists” to tech-savvy moms to millennials—with a homepage that offers a compelling narrative, a detailed description of how the program works, and why it is so important.

Creators: Robin Bonatesta, Hannah Chung, Wake Coulter, Zak Crapo, Jennifer Crozier, Juan Hindo, Seth Johnson, Devin O’Bryan, Sophia Tu, Ben Weiner
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