Crowdsourcing has evolved as a great sourcing model solution where individuals
and companies benefit from by finding solutions for simple and complex tasks.
Some of the tasks on crowdsourcing platforms can be solved by a single crowd
while others are done more efficiently by collaborations among crowds from
different locations; in fact, designing is one of the tasks that has shown the need for
collaboration of crowd with different knowledge in order to create an effective and
Although recent researches have discovered that collaboration should be
considered to effectively crowdsource the entire design task, most of the current
designing competition platforms do not consider collaboration while creating
designs; henceforth unfortunately, the opportunity for designers within these
platforms to make a much better design is ignored. Consequently, this causes
challenges for designers such as spending much time and effort for collecting
relevant information alone or from the clients, who sometimes are not sure of what
is required, and even sometimes they end up missing some key required
information to complete their tasks effectively.
In this work, in order to deal with such challenges, we propose a co-operative
requirements elicitation method to help designers gathering requirements
(functional, non-functional, business, etc.) before starting the design process. Our
proposed approach is conducted right before the designing task itself and it allows
designers to cooperatively provide, share, select, and validate appropriate
requirements which can then be used in the design process.