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 - One of a CHInd
Subtitle of host publicationConference Proceedings - Toronto, Canada - April 26 - May 1, 2014
EditorsAlbrecht Schmidt, Tovi Grossman
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages683-692
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450324731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014
Conference number: 32nd
https://chi2014.acm.org/
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/2556288 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014
Abbreviated titleCHI 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period26/04/141/05/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Care
  • Experience-centered design
  • Intergenerational
  • Older people
  • Theatre

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