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Developing, deploying and assessing usage of a movie archive system among students of film studies

Mohamad Ali, Nazlena and Smeaton, Alan F. and Lee, Hyowon and Brereton, Pat (2009) Developing, deploying and assessing usage of a movie archive system among students of film studies. In: HCI International 2009 - 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 19-24 July 2009, San Diego, CA, USA. ISBN 978-3-642-02582-2

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This paper describes our work in developing a movie browser application for students of Film Studies at our University. The aim of our work is to address the issues that arise when applying conventional user-centered design techniques from the usability engineering field to build a usable application when the system incorporates novel multimedia tools that could be potentially useful to the end-users but have not yet been practiced or deployed. We developed a web-based system that incorporates features as identified from the students and those features from our novel video analysis tools, including scene detection and classification. We deployed the system, monitored usage and gathered quantitative and qualitative data. Our findings show those expected patterns and highlighted issues that need to be further investigated in a novel application development. A mismatch between the users’ wishes at the interviews and their actual usage was noted. In general, students found most of the provided features were beneficial for their studies.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:video browsing; deployment; user study; usage analysis;
Subjects:Computer Science > Interactive computer systems
Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Information storage and retrieval systems
Computer Science > Multimedia systems
Computer Science > Digital video
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Communications
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Published in:Human-Computer Interaction. Interacting in Various Application Domains. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5613. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-642-02582-2
Publisher:Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Official URL: 10.1007/978-3-642-02583-9_62
Copyright Information:© 2009 Springer
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Ministry of Higher Education and University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 07/CE/I1147
ID Code:4578
Deposited On:25 May 2009 11:03 by Hyowon Lee. Last Modified 29 Apr 2010 13:51

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