Technology, Theatre and Co-Design: Impact and Design Considerations

Vasiliou, Christina and Schofield, Tom (2019) Technology, Theatre and Co-Design: Impact and Design Considerations. In: INTERACT: IFIP International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 2 - 6 September 2019, Paphos, Cyprus. (In Press)

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Abstract

The paper documents the co-design methodology followed by Northern Stage theatrical company for the design of a theatrical production, rich in digital elements. Drawing on our data from fieldwork, interviews and questionnaires, we initially report on the co-design activities, then using thematic analysis, we review the impact of technology in the co-design activities, the dynamics of using digital technologies in a performance and the limitations for small-medium theatrical companies. Our work extends research and practice on co-design and participatory design in creative industries and their experimentation with technology. More specifically, we contribute by casting light on the nature of activities and the level of digital maturity and readiness. The paper concludes with considerations of co-design and HCI work in attracting a new generation of performers and audiences for the digital era.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: participatory design, co-design, theatre, digital maturity, technology adoption
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing User: Christina Vasiliou
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 17:16
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 12:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40446

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