Performing research: four contributions to HCI

Taylor, Robyn, Spence, Jocelyn, Walker, Brendan ORCID logoORCID:, Nissen, Bettina and Wright, Peter (2017) Performing research: four contributions to HCI. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. In: CHI '17, 06-11 May 2017, Denver, USA. ISBN 9781450346559. [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1145/3025453.3025751)

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 31362
Notes on copyright: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License.
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Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 11:29
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2022 10:39

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