Interaction as Performance

Theatre, method acting and stage performance are great metaphors, inspirations and analogies for digital product experiences.

“Our overall goal is to lay the foundations for a ‘dramaturgy of performance’ by establishing a framework of concepts—a language, if you like—to help express the different ways in which computers can be embedded into performative experiences. We intend this framework to guide practitioners and researchers who are entering the field of artistic, performance, and cultural applications of computing. However, we also aim to stimulate wider thinking in HCI in general around the changing nature of the extended user experience and the new challenges this raises.”

(Steve Benford and Gabriella Giannachi ~ ACM Interactions)

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