Audio Journaling for Self-Reflection and Assessment among Teens in Participatory Media Programs

N. Sawhney, C. Graver, E. Breitkopf

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Abstract

We examine the use of “Audio Journaling” as a multi-faceted practice and participatory research method to engage young participants in forms of creative expression, self and peer-based reflection, and participatory assessment. We share our experiences from incorporating this approach in three different participatory media programs conducted with adolescents in Gaza, Jerusalem, and New York City since 2011. In prior work, audio diaries have been used as reflective probes with young adults for conducting social research, and with the visually impaired to elicit rich contextual experiences informing HCI design. Our findings illustrate how audio journaling can be used with adolescents in participatory media programs to capture spontaneous and introspective experience-focused accounts with emotional resonance, while revealing the process of sense-making in a lightweight and unobtrusive manner. We believe these practices can enhance participatory learning, co-creation, and peer-based evaluation of program outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDC '18: Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children
PublisherACM
Pages93–105
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5152-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Interaction Design and Children - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 19 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Conference number: 17

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Abbreviated titleIDC
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period19/06/201822/06/2018

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