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    Thematic Analysis for Sonic Interaction Design

    HCI 2018

    Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2018)

    Belfast, UK, 4 - 6 July 2018


    Nick Bryan-Kinns, Wei Wang & Yongmeng Wu



    In this position paper we present case studies of the use of Thematic Analysis in Sonic Interaction Design to inform iterative design and to reveal underlying conceptual understandings of new forms of interaction. One case study used Thematic Analysis to explore people’s creative engagement with novel interactive music systems. The second case study used Thematic Analysis to explore how co-creation could be structured across cultures. The key challenges faced in these case studies include: i) connecting Thematic Analysis results to analysis of logs of interaction; ii) organising identified themes into a structured framework; iii) translation between languages; and iv) connection between themes identified and stage of a co-creation process.


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