Category Archives: Viewer Reactions

Rethinking Debates project kicks off with full-length feature on EDV

Earlier this week, EDV was the subject of a full-length feature in the  Rethinking Debates  project. This is the first of a global series of reports on the impact of technology on the electoral process, launched by Civic Hall, a US-based community centre for the world’s civic innovators. After interviewing EDV’s PI Stephen Coleman from […]

Cover feature in March/April Issue of KMi Review

EDV is the cover story of the latest KMi Review, the periodical publication of the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute presenting research highlights, awards, events and other news. The article describes the research we carried out over the 2015 General Election leaders’ debates earlier this month, focusing on Democratic Reflection and on the elicitation of instant audience feedback. You […]

Democratic Reflection: first user testing event

Yesterday evening, a group of 12 OU postgraduate students and members of staff watched the second of Clegg-Farage 2014 Europe debate while they tested the first version of Democratic Reflection, a digital implementation of the audience feedback method we piloted with flashcards last year.   Democratic Reflection is available as a mobile web application, that participants could access from their […]

EDV talk at Leeds’ Political Communication Research Group

Last Thursday 16 October, Leeds’ Political Communication and the OU team members presented EDV at a Political Communication Research Group seminar in the School of Media and Communication of the University of Leeds. Details of the event and links to the slides are available below. Election Debate Visualisation Project This event took place on 16th […]

EDV seminar at the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute

  The OU team presented EDV at a seminar in KMi last Thursday 19 June. Details of the event, a podcast and links to the slides are available below.   The Election Debate Visualisation (EDV) Project This event took place on 19th June 2014 at 11:30am Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK Simon Buckingham Shum, Anna […]

What would viewers want to say if they could?

We’re using the Clegg-Farage Debate on Europe as a testbed for some new ideas. One is to elicit from viewers how they’re responding to the debate, and what they would say if they could via a next generation user interface. The Leeds University team ran a group this week in which participants raised specially designed […]

Focus Groups: how could the Election Debates be improved?

The Leeds team (Stephen Coleman, Giles Moss and Jennifer Carlberg) have conducted a series of twelve focus group interviews, with groups ranging from the politically disengaged to party supporters to ask them about their experiences of the last televised elections debates in 2010 and how they think they can be improved next time. The aim […]