Audience and Expert Perspectives on Second Screen Engagement with Political Debates

Gorkovenko, Katerina and Taylor, Nick (2019) Audience and Expert Perspectives on Second Screen Engagement with Political Debates. In: Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video - TVX '19. ACM, New York, pp. 70-82. ISBN 9781450360173

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Televised debates remain a key point in elections, during which there are vast amounts of online activity, much of it conducted through personal devices or second screens. Amidst growing recognition of the influence of online political discourse, we explore the issues and opportunities arising at this specific point in election cycles, using a design-led multi-stakeholder approach to understand both the audience and expert perspectives. Workshops with debate viewers highlighted six key issues and possible solutions, which were encapsulated in four speculative design concepts. These were used to prompt further discussion with political and media experts, who were able to identify the implications and challenges of addressing the opportunities identified by the participants. Together, these perspectives allow us to unravel some of the complexities of designing for this multifaceted problem.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Second screens; television; debate; politics; social media; design research; speculative design; Facebook; Twitter
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
L200 Politics
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 14:09
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 17:34

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