Object theatre in field studies

Merja Ryöppy, Sofus Bach Poulsen, Pavels Konstantinovs, Salu Ylirisku

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This paper explores how Object Theatre can workas a means to facilitate social engagement andstorytelling in the early phases of participatorydesign field interviews. In the paper we draw onObject Theatre practice (Myatt & Watt, 2012) andon Theatre Improvisation (Johnstone, 1987) andpresent Object Interviews through two empiricalexamples. We address sensitive topics in researchinterviews with different participants by engagingthem through 1) Revised Object Probe and 2)Object Classroom Theatre. Object Interviewsfunction as mutual storytelling, interaction andimprovisation between those involved serving thediscovery of novel aspects to cover in design.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventParticipatory Innovation Conference - Eskilstuna, Sweden
Duration: 11 Jan 201813 Jan 2018
Conference number: 5


ConferenceParticipatory Innovation Conference


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