Performative photography as an ideation method

A. Baki Kocaballi, Yeliz Yorulmaz

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In this pictorial we explain the use of photography in a performative way to rethink human-technologyworld relations. Our approach emphasises the role of taking photographs as an act of constructing realities. This is typically in contrast to the documentary role of photography aiming to capture the realities as they are. Our approach involves the process of taking photographs as a means of ideation. We describe various aspects of constructing realities through photography and demonstrate the use of performative photographs as inspirational resources for design and research ideas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2016
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340311
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 4 Jun 20168 Jun 2016


Conference11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016


  • design
  • envisioning
  • ideation
  • performative photography
  • reflection-in-action
  • research through design

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