The Videographic Requirements Gathering Method for Adolescent-Focused Interaction Design

Tamara Peyton & Erika S. Poole
pp. 57-69, download


We present a novel method for conducting requirements gathering with adolescent populations. Called videographic requirements gathering, this technique makes use of mobile phone data capture and participant creation of media images. The videographic requirements gathering method can help researchers and designers gain intimate insight into adolescent lives while simultaneously reducing power imbalances. We provide rationale for this approach, pragmatics of using the method, and advice on overcoming common challenges facing researchers and designers relying on this technique.

keywords: adolescents, mobile phones, participatory design, qualitative methods, videographic requirements gathering, vulnerable populations

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