Title
Interview Approaches to Researching Embodiment
Description
The methods of data collection that we choose determine the kinds of data that we have access to, and thus shape analyses. In the context of novel interfaces where different modes, available through the environment and context, mediate the interaction, understanding methodological approaches is critical. This paper examines alternative methods of data collection for exploring student’s embodied interaction with novel technology in a learning context. Specifically it analyses non-facilitated interaction in a tangible learning environment, in conjunction with three different post activity interview approaches: semi-structured interviews; semi-structured interview with video prompted recall; and interviews using the technology itself. Findings suggest that the different interview approaches change the nature of information elicited, and that nonfacilitated interaction offers clearer insight into interpretation, both in terms of the meaning that emerges through, and is, therefore, embodied in the interaction, and in terms of representation, directly informing design.
Language
English
Co-author
Sara Price
Co-author
Carey Jewitt
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
Date of publication
29 April 2013
Has non-academic co-authors?
No
Has international co-authors?
No
For non-academic audience?
No
Conference event title
SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
ConferenceLocation
Paris, France
ConferenceDate
27 April 2013