Politics at Home: Second Screen Behaviours and Motivations During TV Debates

Gorkovenko, Katerina and Taylor, Nick (2016) Politics at Home: Second Screen Behaviours and Motivations During TV Debates. In: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - NordiCHI '16. ACM, Nerw York, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9781450347631

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The use of peripheral devices or second screens to access social media and other content is now a common activity during televised political debates. Based on a study conducted during the 2015 UK General Election debates, this paper explores attitudes and practices around such usage. Through the use of home observations and semistructured interviews of 18 participants, we focus on the motivations that the participants had for using second screens, capturing both fulfilled and unfulfilled needs. Based on the results, we suggest future directions for research that may further support online political discourse and we identify the potential need to rethink the implied hierarchy of the phrase second screens.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Second screens; television; politics; political discourse; social media; Twitter
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
L200 Politics
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2020 10:38
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 11:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43405

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