Performative interaction in public space

Hansen, L.K., Rico, J., Jacucci, G., Brewster, S. and Ashbrook, D. (2011) Performative interaction in public space. In: Proceedings of CHI EA '11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 7-11 May 2011. ACM New York: New York, NY, USA, pp. 49-52. ISBN 9781450302685

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Building on the assumption that every human action in public space has a performative aspect, this workshop seeks to explore issues of interactions with technology in public settings. More and more interfaces are used in public on an everyday basis. Simultaneously, metaphors from performance and theatre studies find their way into research on these interfaces, addressing how interaction with technology can be understood in a performative sense. However, the term 'performativity' is rarely addressed in ways that accentuate its nuances and its analytic power, and this is the focus of the workshop. We will examine the design of performative technologies, the evaluation of user experience, the importance of spectator and performer roles, and the social acceptability of performative actions in public spaces.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Williamson, Dr Julie and Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Hansen, L.K., Rico, J., Jacucci, G., Brewster, S., and Ashbrook, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM New York

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