PAST EVENT: The App Walkthrough (June 2020)
“There is an app for that!” Smartphone apps are now part of our daily necessities, appearing across multiple domains, from health and intimacy to leisure and finance. In this online workshop, Prof. Jean Burgess and Dr. Elija Cassidy introduce the Walkthrough Method, a methodology for critical app analysis which is developed from cultural studies and science and technology studies. Workshop participants will learn: (1) to establish an app’s environment by assessing its vision, operating model, and modes of governance, and (2) to identify the app’s cultural meanings and implied ideal users by systematically going through the stages of registration, everyday use, and discontinuation.
Date & Venue
Session 1: 11 am to 1 pm (Hong Kong time), 17 June 2021 (Thursday), via Zoom
Session 2: 11 am to 1 pm (Hong Kong time), 18 June 2021 (Friday), via Zoom
Prof. Jean Burgess, School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology
Dr. Elija Cassidy, School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology
Fee, Registration, & Quotas
The workshop is free. Research students, staff, and faculty members are all welcome. Each session accepts up to 15 participants. Priority will be given to CUHK graduate students who research the social implications of apps.
All questions can be directed to Prof. Lik Sam Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Improvement on Competitiveness in Hiring New Faculties Fund, CUHK
The School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK