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.
|Title of host publication||CHI '17: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2017 - Denver, United States|
Duration: 6 May 2017 → 11 May 2017
|Conference||2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2017|
|Period||6/05/17 → 11/05/17|