A process of engagement: Engaging with the process

Ploderer, Bernd, Leong, Tuck Wah, Ashkanasy, Shawn, & Howard, Steve (2012) A process of engagement: Engaging with the process. In Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2012 (DIS ’12), June 11-15, 2012, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

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Photography is now a highly automated activity where people enjoy phototaking by pointing and pressing a button. While this liberates people from having to interact with the processes of photography, e.g., controlling the parameters of the camera or printing images in the darkroom, we argue that an engagement with such processes can in fact enrich people's experience of phototaking. Drawing from fieldwork with members of a film-based photography club, we found that people who engage deeply with the various processes of phototaking experienced photography richly and meaningfully. Being able to participate fully in the entire process gave them a sense of achievement over the final result. Having the opportunity to engage with the process also allowed them to learn and hone their photographic skills. Through this understanding, we can imagine future technologies that enrich experiences of photography through providing the means to interact with photographic processes in new ways.

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ID Code: 93529
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: photography, experience, reflective practice, craft
DOI: 10.1145/2317956.2317992
ISBN: 9781450312103
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 ACM
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2016 22:54
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 14:33

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