Understanding Videowork

David Kirk, Abigail Sellen, Richard Harper, and Ken Wood


In this paper we elucidate the patterns of behavior of home

movie makers through a study of 12 families and a separate

focus group of 7 teenagers. Analogous to a similar study of

photowork [13], the goal is to provide a deeper

understanding of what people currently do with video

technologies, balancing the preponderence of techno-centric

work in the area with appropriate user-centric insight.

From our analysis, we derive a videowork lifecycle to frame

the practices users engage in when working with video

technologies in the home, and uncover two broad types of

video usage therein. This has implications for how we

conceive of and devise tools to support these practices, as

we discuss.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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