Practice Evaluation – Using the Example of Staging Interactive Costumes
This is your chance to work on a practical evaluation project! We have created two interactive costumes for a fairy tale ballet in cooperation with the kids and youth ballet in Altenburg (http://www.tpthueringen.de/mitmachen/kinder-jugendballett.html) and want to evaluate them in the upcoming project. For this, you will design, conduct and analyze an extensive user study.
The task is to investigate the costumes in the context of rehearsals and public performances. We will make use of qualitative methods (e.g. interview, observation) to find out how the users deal with the costumes. Further, we will also apply quantitative methods (e.g. questionnaire) in order to discover how the audience perceives interactive costumes.
You will collaborate with the theatre team in Altenburg and Gera (choreographer, dancer, costume-designer/dresser, tailors/sewers, technicians, …). Besides, you will help to repair and maintain the costumes if needed. German skills are essential.