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Designing novel applications for emerging multimedia technology

Lee, Hyowon (2010) Designing novel applications for emerging multimedia technology. In: The Design Group Seminar Series, 19 May 2010, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

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Current R&D in media technologies such as Multimedia, Semantic Web and Sensor Web technologies are advancing in a fierce rate and will sure to become part of our important regular items in a 'conventional' technology inventory in near future. While the R&D nature of these technologies means their accuracy, reliability and robustness are not sufficient enough to be used in real world yet, we want to envision now the near-future where these technologies will have matured and used in real applications in order to explore and start shaping many possible new ways these novel technologies could be utilised. In this talk, some of this effort in designing novel applications that incorporate various media technologies as their backend will be presented. Examples include novel scenarios of LifeLogging application that incorporate automatic structuring of millions of photos passively captured from a SenseCam (wearable digital camera that automatically takes photos triggered by environmental sensors) and an interactive TV application incorporating a number of multimedia tools yet extremely simple and easy to use with a remote control in a lean-back position. The talk will conclude with remarks on how the design of novel applications that have no precedence or existing user base should require somewhat different approach from those suggested and practiced in conventional usability engineering methodology.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Talk)
Event Type:Seminar
Refereed:No
Subjects:Computer Science > Lifelog
Computer Science > Visualization
Computer Science > Multimedia systems
Computer Science > Digital video
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Official URL:http://design.open.ac.uk/the_department/HyowonLeeSeminar.htm
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:15397
Deposited On:09 Jun 2010 13:48 by Hyowon Lee. Last Modified 12 Nov 2010 12:39

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