The Walking Video Interview (WVI) as Potential Technique to Tap into the Everyday Experiences of ICTs
|Institusjon||Hanken School of Economics|
|Nøkkelord||Information and communication technology, qualitative method, sociomaterial, everyday life, video interview, experiential computing, technology as experience, ICT landscape|
|Utgiver||Tapir Akademisk Forlag|
|Adresse utgiver||Besøksadresse: Akademika Forlag Nardoveien 12, Trondheim Postadresse: Akademika Forlag Postboks 2461 Sluppen 7005 Trondheim|
AbstraktAs all aspects of life are increasingly ‘digitalized’, how humans live and
experience everyday life is fundamentally transforming and new lifestyles are created.
Today information and communication technologies (ICTs) include ever more features and
are increasingly mobile and being used across a variety of everyday contexts and life
environments, like home, work and public spaces. These shifts may require both new lines
of inquiry and new techniques for studying them. This paper addresses the second need by
exploring how contemporary, technology infused everyday life could be studied empirically
and in particular in relation to experience. The paper introduces the term technology-asexperience
and a form of walking video interviewing (WVI) as a potential technique to
empirically capture the intertwined and entangled nature of human-ICT relationships and
what they mean for the people involved. The paper combines lessons learned in the
domestication, new media and communication research, mobile ethnography and the use of
video for studying the interaction of the social and material, and lists a number of potential
benefits in using the WVI technique. It also consideres in detail some of the practical
implications of using the technique, thus contributing to the IS and organizational literature
in an empirical-methodological way.
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