Pelikan: EMCA and research through design

Pelikan is presenting a workshop paper discussing the ways EMCA and technological design can mutually inform each other, at Research Through Design Approaches in Human-Robot Interaction, which is held in conjunction with the 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.


Research through design papers often point out that there is a gap between theory and practice. This paper argues for a more nuanced view by introducing multimodal conversation analysis (CA). This is an approach to human interaction that allows generalization and theory-building, while being simultaneously rooted in individual cases. The paper shows how CA can be fruitfully combined with design practices in exploring different sound patterns for autonomous shuttle buses.