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Research in the wild via performance: Challenges, ethics and opportunities

Taylor, Robyn; Williamson, Julie; Spence, Jocelyn; Wood, Matthew; Hook, Jonathan; Chen, Ko-Le

Authors

Robyn Taylor

Julie Williamson

Jocelyn Spence

Matthew Wood

Jonathan Hook

Ko-Le Chen



Abstract

Publication rights licensed to ACM. Performance can be combined with interactive, online and immersive video as a way of conducting research in the wild. This affords the researcher opportunities to engage with participants in a way that can be surprisingly intimate, reactive to live intervention, and scaffolded by aesthetic content in order to shape how participants engage with the research context. It does, however, pose particular challenges with regards to evaluation practices, challenges which vary depending upon whether the researcher favours more traditional methods such as participant interviews, covert or overt observation or quantitative analysis, or whether s/he functions as a participant in the shared experience enabling him/her to explore the engagement in an autoethnographic, self-situated way. In this half-day workshop, we seek to bring together designers who use live performance in combination with video as a method for conducting HCI research. Through discussion and experience sharing we aim to tackle practical and logistic challenges, ethical quandaries, and evaluatory pitfalls when working in this way. By crafting and deploying a live performance intervention during the workshop, we will tease out nuances of understanding public performance research to better make sense of human-computer interaction in a wide range of contexts.

Citation

Taylor, R., Williamson, J., Spence, J., Wood, M., Hook, J., & Chen, K. (2019). Research in the wild via performance: Challenges, ethics and opportunities. In TVX '19: Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video. , (279-285). https://doi.org/10.1145/3317697.3323348

Conference Name TVX '19: International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video
Start Date Jun 5, 2019
End Date Jun 7, 2019
Acceptance Date Jun 5, 2019
Online Publication Date Jun 30, 2019
Publication Date Jun 30, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 12, 2020
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages 279-285
Book Title TVX '19: Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video
ISBN 9781450360173
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/3317697.3323348
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5667372