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Talking about watching: using the video card game and wiki-web technology to engage IT students in developing observational skills
Abstract Designers need to develop good observationDesigners need to develop good observational skills in order to conduct user studies that reveal the subtleties of human interactions and adequately inform design activity. In this paper we describe a game format that we have used in concert with wiki-web technology, to engage our IT and Information Environments students in developing much sharper observational skills. The Video Card Game is a method of video analysis that is suited to design practitioners as well as to researchers. It uses the familiar format of a card game similar to “Happy Families” to help students develop themes of interactions from watching video clips. Students then post their interaction themes on wiki-web pages, which allows the teaching team and other students to edit and comment on them. We found that the tangible (cards), game, role playing and sharing aspects of this method led to a much larger amount of interaction and discussion between student groups and between students and the teaching team, than we have achieved using our traditional teaching methods, while taking no more time on the part of the teaching staff. The quality of the resulting interaction themes indicates that this method fosters development of observational skills. In the paper we describe the motivations, method and results in full. We also describe the research context in which we collected the videotape data, and how this method relates to state of the art research methods in interaction design for ubiquitous computing technology.esign for ubiquitous computing technology.
Abstractsub Designers need to develop good observationDesigners need to develop good observational skills in order to conduct user studies that reveal the subtleties of human interactions and adequately inform design activity. In this paper we describe a game format that we have used in concert with wiki-web technology, to engage our IT and Information Environments students in developing much sharper observational skills. The Video Card Game is a method of video analysis that is suited to design practitioners as well as to researchers. It uses the familiar format of a card game similar to “Happy Families” to help students develop themes of interactions from watching video clips. Students then post their interaction themes on wiki-web pages, which allows the teaching team and other students to edit and comment on them. We found that the tangible (cards), game, role playing and sharing aspects of this method led to a much larger amount of interaction and discussion between student groups and between students and the teaching team, than we have achieved using our traditional teaching methods, while taking no more time on the part of the teaching staff. The quality of the resulting interaction themes indicates that this method fosters development of observational skills. In the paper we describe the motivations, method and results in full. We also describe the research context in which we collected the videotape data, and how this method relates to state of the art research methods in interaction design for ubiquitous computing technology.esign for ubiquitous computing technology.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Has author Margot Brereton + , Jared Donovan + , Stephen Viller +
Has keyword Collaborative learning + , Observational studies + , Video analysis + , Video card game +
Has remote mirror http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV20Brereton.pdf  +
Isbn 0-909925-98-4  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 2  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 197-205  +
Published in ACE +
Title Talking about watching: using the video card game and wiki-web technology to engage IT students in developing observational skills +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2003 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 29 April 2012 12:06:51  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 12 May 2012 10:47:07  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2003  +
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