Supporting non-professional users in the new media landscape

D Geerts, Marianna Obrist, M Tscheligi, PB Brandtzæg
in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Conference paper (text)

Abstract

This workshop will discuss the implications of the new media landscape allowing non-professional users to co-produce and share media content in applications for (interactive) television, websites and mobile devices. This new media landscape represents an important shift away from professionally produced media content for the mass-market towards a more homemade media landscape. More specifically, the workshop will focus on methodologies and techniques that are suitable to design co-creative applications for non-professional users in different contexts of use like the office, the home, or in public spaces. Special attention goes to stimulating user participation and motivation in small network communities, and how social interaction can be supported through the interface. Co-experience is an evolving concept, which gives insight both into the lives and interaction between people and their in-between user experience. A special focus lies also on advanced evaluation approaches for the production of these forms of user experience in different contexts of use. Designing for co-creative and co-experiences targeting non-professional users will be critical in the further developments of interactive technologies in the new media landscape.