PhD design research study on Furbys - Please participate!


Are you interested in electronic companions such as Hasbro's Furby? Do you like storytelling?

If so, I would like to extend an invitation to take part in my research study.

The Stories Tell Objects Project aims to understand the role that storytelling plays in people’s interactions with electronic companions - such as Hasbro’s Electronic Furby - and the relationships we form with them. Participation in this study involves responding to scenarios depicting Furbys, and/or completing two brief questionnaires.

If you would like to learn more, or are interested in participating in this study, please visit: http://www.storiestellobjects.net/

Thanks!

Catherine Caudwell

caudwecath@myvuw.ac.nz
PhD Candidate
School of Design
Victoria University
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

catherine233 (author) 4 years ago
Hi, yes this is my thesis. As a part of my dissertation I will be analysing the 'roles' that objects like Furby are given in various narratives, and how these might differ from the companion role it is arguably designed for.
lemonie4 years ago
"aims to understand the role that storytelling plays in people’s interactions with electronic companions"
-Is this your thesis, and what you intend to write-up for the PHD?

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mackenzie124 years ago
Hi guys,

Thanks to all those who have and will (hopefully) express an interest in participating in the Forum. It is good and reassuring to know that our effort is being appreciated and does not come amiss.

It has become known that plans to arrange a similar forum were in the air before. All students are now welcome to voice their ideas and suggestions/comments either on the forum (chat) page or by emailing me and/or Sakiko individually with anything they have to say or want to discuss.