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Social television and user interaction

Computers in Entertainment [Vol. 6, No. 1] View Full Citation in the Digital Library

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In this issue

Ian Kegel's presentation
Ian Kegel holds an MEng in Electrical and Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge. He has worked in both the defense and telecommunications industries on projects ranging from radar ...
Keith Baker's presentation
Keith Baker is Open Innovation Manager at Philips Applied Technologies. At Philips Research he was very active in design for testability tools and the method of testing low power ICs ...
Social television and user interaction
At first glance, the notion of social interactive television seems to be a tautology. Television watching has always been a social activity. People watch television together in their living rooms, ...
Trends in the living room and beyond
In this article we present the findings of two ethnographic studies embedded into two broader projects on interactive television in the home environment. Based on previous research on the home ...
Designing new interfaces for digital interactive television usable by older adults
The adoption of digital television (DTV), if appropriately designed, could be particularly attractive for older people, who tend to be overlooked when new services and applications are introduced, and remain ...
Awareness and conversational context-sharing to enrich TV-based communication
This article discusses domestic video-calling over the TV and how such an experience might be enhanced through awareness and context-sharing. Video-based awareness will provide a visual sense of togetherness, such ...
The uses of social television
We present the results of two studies on social television concepts. In one study, a social TV prototype was tested in the field, allowing groups of users watching television at ...
CBS vision
Seamus Blackley is head of the Games Department at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where his role is to define and execute CAA's global strategy for representing many of the world's ...
Announcements
1. First announcement and call for papers for EuroITV 2008 --- July 3--4, 2008 --- Salzburg, Austria --- Sixth European Interactive TV Conference 2. Experimental Playground --- May 8--June 7 ...