Performing research : four contributions to HCI

Taylor, Robyn, Spence, Jocelyn, Walker, Brendan, Nissen, Bettina and Wright, Peter (2017) Performing research : four contributions to HCI. In: CHI 2017: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 6-11 May 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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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)
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
Keywords: Performance; performing research; self-situated research; public making; design from within; practice; sense-making
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
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Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 08:59
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:43

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