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Performing research : four contributions to HCI

Taylor, Robyn; Spence, Jocelyn; Walker, Brendan; Nissen, Bettina; Wright, Peter

Authors

Robyn Taylor

Brendan Walker

Bettina Nissen

Peter Wright



Abstract

This paper identifies a body of HCI research wherein the researchers take part in digitally mediated creative experiences alongside participants. We present our definition and rationale for ‘self-situated performance research’ based on theories in both the HCI and performance literatures. We then analyse four case studies of this type of work, ranging from overtly ‘performative’ staged events to locative audio and public making. We argue that by interrogating experience from within the context of self-situated performance, the ‘performer/researcher’ extends traditional practices in HCI in the following four ways: developing an intimate relationship between researchers and participants, providing new means of making sense of interactions, shaping participants’ relationship to the research, and enabling researchers to refine their work as it is being conducted.

Citation

Taylor, R., Spence, J., Walker, B., Nissen, B., & Wright, P. (2017). Performing research : four contributions to HCI. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '17. https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025751

Conference Name CHI 2017: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
End Date May 11, 2017
Acceptance Date Nov 21, 2016
Publication Date May 2, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 8, 2017
Publicly Available Date Aug 8, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '17
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025751
Keywords Performance; performing research; self-situated research;
public making; design from within; practice; sense-making
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44741
Publisher URL http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3025751&CFID=794972891&CFTOKEN=26124136
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Additional Information Published in: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, p. 4825-4837. New York : ACM, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4503-4655-9. doi:10.1145/3025453.3025751

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Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0






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