Experience design theatre: exploring the role of live theatre in scaffolding design dialogues

Vines, John, Denman-Cleaver, Tess, Dunphy, Paul, Wright, Peter and Olivier, Patrick (2014) Experience design theatre: exploring the role of live theatre in scaffolding design dialogues. In: Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '14. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 683-692. ISBN 978-1-4503-2473-1

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2556960


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.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experience-centered design; theatre; care; older people; ageing; intergenerational
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 15:43
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 21:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33697

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