Experiences in Designing HCI Studies for Real-time Interaction across Distributed Crowds and Co-located Participants

Franco Curmi, Conrad Attard

Abstract

This paper is a post-hoc reflective case study from the point of view of the research investigators. The authors share the experience of designing and deploying four studies that involve real-time interaction between distributed crowds and co-located participants. We first recount the challenges that these uncommon, yet increasingly necessary, HCI research contexts afford. We then present the learning outcomes from 1) the ‘designing’, 2) the setting up, 3) the real-time dynamics and 4) the interaction between distributed and co-located participants. From this we deduce the impact for the four stakeholders in these contexts 1) the distributed crowd, 2) the co-located participants, 3) the system owners and 4) the researchers. This meta-research approach is motivated by our struggle to find more ‘Researcher-experience’ cases during the early stages of the studies. This contribution in experience sharing is intended to help HCI researchers who are planning studies in this field.

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in Harvard Style

Curmi F. and Attard C. (2020). Experiences in Designing HCI Studies for Real-time Interaction across Distributed Crowds and Co-located Participants.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 178-185. DOI: 10.5220/0008980801780185


in Bibtex Style

@conference{hucapp20,
author={Franco Curmi and Conrad Attard},
title={Experiences in Designing HCI Studies for Real-time Interaction across Distributed Crowds and Co-located Participants},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={178-185},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008980801780185},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,
TI - Experiences in Designing HCI Studies for Real-time Interaction across Distributed Crowds and Co-located Participants
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Curmi F.
AU - Attard C.
PY - 2020
SP - 178
EP - 185
DO - 10.5220/0008980801780185