Experience design theatre: Exploring the role of live theatre in scaffolding design dialogues

John Vines, Tess Denman-Cleaver, Paul Dunphy, Peter Wright, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

While theatre has been used in HCI as a tool for engaging participants in design processes, the specific benefits of using live theatre over other communicative mediums, remains underexplored. In this paper we introduce Experience Design Theatre (EDT) as an approach to undertaking experience-centered design with multiple parties in the early stages of design. EDT was motivated by a need to involve several diverse groups of people in the design of a digitally coordinated care service- NetCarers. We used live theatre as a way to engage small groups of participants in dialogues around the design of NetCarers, to qualify their contributions in a refined performance, and to communicate their concerns and aspirations to domain experts. We highlight key benefits to using live theatre in experience-centered design and offer insights for researchers undertaking similar work in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a CHInd - Conference Proceedings, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherACM
Pages683-692
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450324731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014
http://chi2014.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI '14
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period26/04/141/05/14
Internet address

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