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Interactive Design Documentary As A Method For Civic Engagement

Lookup NU author(s): Dave Green, Dr Clara Crivellaro


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We present a method for civic engagement that uses interactive video documentary to capture discourses within focused settings (eg workshops or focus groups) and translocate them to public spaces (via interactive vox-pops) and online spaces (via an interactive webbased tool). Our method aims to facilitate encounters and the exchange of perspectives between communities across these spaces. We describe how the method was developed through five stages, beginning with a workshop and culminating in a prototype design tool and offer preliminary insights into its potential benefits. We argue that a key strength of this method lies in its potential to support situated encounters and build connections between researchers, designers, institutions and members of the public, with potential benefits in the areas of user-centered research and design. Finally, we outline directions for future development, including a model for lightweight civic engagement that uses an "interactive design documentary" as a central component.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Green D, Crivellaro C, Tidey J

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: TVX 2015 - ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 161-166

Print publication date: 03/06/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc


DOI: 10.1145/2745197.2755518

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781450335263