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Developing a MovieBrowser for supporting analysis and browsing of movie content

Mohamad Ali, Nazlena and Smeaton, Alan F. and Lee, Hyowon and Brereton, Pat (2008) Developing a MovieBrowser for supporting analysis and browsing of movie content. In: iHCI 2008 - Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference 2008, 19-20 September 2008, Cork, Ireland.

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There is a growing awareness of the importance of system evaluation directly with end-users in realistic environments, and as a result some novel applications have been deployed to the real world and evaluated in trial contexts. While this is certainly a desirable trend to relate a technical system to a real user-oriented perspective, most of these efforts do not involve end-user participation right from the start of the development, but only after deploying it. In this paper we describe our research in designing, deploying and assessing the impact of a web-based tool that incorporates multimedia techniques to support movie analysis and browsing for students of film studies. From the very start and throughout the development we utilize methodologies from usability engineering in order to feed in end-user needs and thus tailoring the underlying technical system to those needs. Starting by capturing real users’ current practices and matching them to the available technical elements of the system, we deployed an initial version of our system to University classes for a semester during which we obtained an extensive amount of rich usage data. We describe the process and some of the findings from this trial.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Computer Science > Interactive computer systems
Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Information storage and retrieval systems
Social Sciences > Educational technology
Computer Science > Multimedia systems
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
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
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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:629
Deposited On:07 Oct 2008 11:13 by Hyowon Lee. Last Modified 12 Nov 2010 12:29

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