researching the dancers

As research partner on this project I will be regularly blogging on the research methods I’m using, adapting and inventing. The research will involve:

1. studying the design processes and decisions – I am particularly interested in how an idea user / player / dancer is anticipated, designed for, ‘configured’ by design and technical decisions.

2. participant observation of test events, video capturing and analysis of the app in the moment of dance / play

3. online ethnography and analysis of the virtual life of the app, its microsite, uploaded videos, and the ways in which users and players interact with them.