Boundaries and Three Points on a Virtuous Circle: Digital stories, public engagement, and teaching students

in CHI 2011: the 29th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Workshop: Video Interaction - Making Broadcasting a Successful Social Media, Conference abstract/presentation slides, Vancouver, Canada


In this paper we describe a successful exercise that introduced our MSc students to 'digital stories', providing them with a fun learning activity, and which led to public engagement success. We recognise these as three points on a virtuous circle - each positively impacting on the other. Through describing this case study we highlight the need for boundaries to form a creative space. We believe that boundaries are a useful concept to consider for producing successful media interactions. The boundaries described in this paper could be used for other university teaching.