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

Katerina Gorkovenko, Nicholas Taylor

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Citations (Scopus)
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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/

Conference

ConferenceNordiCHI 2016
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period23/10/1627/10/16
Internet address

Keywords

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

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  • Research Output

    • 7 Citations
    • 1 Conference contribution

    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).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    Student Theses

    Second Screens for Engagement with Political Discourse

    Author: Gorkovenko, K., 2019

    Supervisor: Taylor, N. (Supervisor) & Rogers, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Gorkovenko, K., & Taylor, N. (2016). Politics at home: second screen behaviours and motivations during TV debates. In NordiCHI '16: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction [22] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2971485.2971514