Politics at Home: Second Screen Behaviours and Motivations During TV Debates

Katerina Gorkovenko, Nick Taylor

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Abstract

The use of peripheral devices or second screens to access social media and other content is now a common activity during televised political debates. Based on a study conducted during the 2015 UK General Election debates, this paper explores attitudes and practices around such usage. Through the use of home observations and semistructured interviews of 18 participants, we focus on the motivations that the participants had for using second screens, capturing both fulfilled and unfulfilled needs. Based on the results, we suggest future directions for research that may further support online political discourse and we identify the potential need to rethink the implied hierarchy of the phrase second screens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI '16
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
EditorsStaffan Björk, Eva Eriksson
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450347631
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2016 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 23 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2016
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period23/10/1627/10/16

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