Social Printers: A Physical Social Network for Political Debates

Katerina Gorkovenko, Nick Taylor, Jon Rogers

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Abstract

Social Printers are physical devices that create a pseudonymous social network between households during televised political debates. Through studies conducted around the Scottish Parliamentary Election and EU Referendum in 2016, we aimed to understand how physical devices could be used to engage viewers with televised political debates. By displacing the interaction from conventional social media and second screens we observed that the printers were successful in encouraging the participants to share their thoughts and create a personal social experience. Based on the results we discuss potential implications for conventional social media and second screens in the context of political television programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '17: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherACM
Pages2269–2281
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017

Conference

Conference2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2017
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/05/1711/05/17

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