Live participation: Augmenting events with audience-performer interaction systems

Matti Nelimarkka, Kai Kuikkaniemi, Antti Salovaara, Giulio Jacucci

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Tools for supporting performer-audience interaction have been gaining increasing interest in HCI community recently. They encompass a wide range of systems from simple polls to live tweeting and backchannel chats. However, a lack of unifying conceptual framework hampers their efficient development and deployment in events. In this paper, we develop a notion of live participation and present a live participation system that aims to capture performer-audience interaction systems' salient design-relevant characteristics. With user studies, we identify central characteristics of live participation (RQ1) and explore the diversity of types of live participation situations (RQ2). The identified concepts-extended performance, integration work, and episodes-provide the groundwork for further design of live participation systems and more engaging audience interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340311
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 4 Jun 20168 Jun 2016
Conference number: 11


ConferenceACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Abbreviated titleDIS


  • Audience-performer interaction
  • Co-located interaction
  • Events
  • Live participation


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