A well-designed HIT can improve Worker participation, accuracy, and throughput. We have written a series of blog posts on the subjects of how-to, HIT design, tips & tricks, and HIT critiques to help Requesters design their HITs. This post compiles a list of some of the most popular posts, making them easily accessible from a single location.
If you are new to Mechanical Turk, you may want to start by learning which interface (UI vs. programming interface) to choose for your need. Once you have made your choice, you may wonder how you can provide your input data to your HIT. These three posts answer such questions.
- Helpful Tips for Choosing the Right Mechanical Turk Interface
- Using CSV Files to Create Multiple HITs in the Requester UI
- Hosting Your HIT Images Using Amazon S3
HIT Design – Working with Project Templates
There is a number of project templates available on the Requester website to help you create your HIT. The following blog posts provide detailed step-by-step walkthroughs on how you can create and publish your HITs for some of the common use cases.
- Editing the Survey Link Project Template in the UI
- Editing Project Templates that Include Images
- Editing the Moderation of an Image Template
Tips & Tricks
We’ve learned a lot about designing HITs over the years – below are some of our favorites. The posts featuring Worker perspectives are NOT to be missed.
- Helpful Tips for Attracting the Right Workers
- Working Smart: A Worker’s Perspective on Selecting HITs
- Worker Corner: What Makes a Great Requester?
Do you want to see examples of what to do and NOT to do in a HIT? Head over to our HIT Critiques section of the blog and learn from both good design and bad design:
- Mechanical Turk – HIT Critique
- Using Mechanical Turk for Categorization
- HIT Critique – Design Tips for Improving Results