Politics at home: second screen behaviours and motivations during TV debates

Katerina Gorkovenko, Nicholas Taylor

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    Abstract

    The use of peripheral devices or second screens to access social media and other content is now a common activity during televised political debates. Based on a study conducted during the 2015 UK General Election debates, this paper explores attitudes and practices around such usage. Through the use of home observations and semi-structured interviews of 18 participants, we focus on the motivations that the participants had for using second screens, capturing both fulfilled and unfulfilled needs. Based on the results, we suggest future directions for research that may further support online political discourse and we identify the potential need to rethink the implied hierarchy of the phrase second screens.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNordiCHI '16
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781450347631
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
    EventNordiCHI 2016: Game-Changing Design - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Duration: 23 Oct 201627 Oct 2016
    http://www.nordichi2016.org/

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    ConferenceNordiCHI 2016
    Country/TerritorySweden
    CityGothenburg
    Period23/10/1627/10/16
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    Keywords

    • Second screens
    • television
    • politics
    • political discourse
    • social media
    • Twitter

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    • Audience and Expert Perspectives on Second Screen Engagement with Political Debates

      Gorkovenko, K. & Taylor, N., 4 Jun 2019, TVX 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video: Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 70-82 13 p. (TVX 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video).

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