Democratising technology : making transformation using designing, performance and props

LIGHT, Ann (2011). Democratising technology : making transformation using designing, performance and props. In: TAN, Desney, FITZPATRICK, Geraldine, GUTWIN, Carl, BEGOLE, Bo and KELLOGG, Wendy A, (eds.) CHI' 11 : proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, 2239-2242.

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This study of personal transformation is offered as HCI increasingly seeks to change behavior with persuasive products. Performance-derived improvisation methods were used to inspire a sense of agency with ICT in people marginalized from digital design. A case study of an older person's experience shows the techniques supporting her to reconceive her response to technology. In particular, we analyze how using a "prop" as a design artifact allows her to imagine new possibilities and take a more assertive role.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1145/1978942.1979269
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 09:41
Last Modified: 12 May 2011 09:41

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