Date of Original Version

2001

Type

Conference Proceeding

Rights Management

http://www.routledge.com/books/Usability-Evaluation-and-Interface-Design-isbn9780805836073

Abstract or Table of Contents

Video Scout is a prototype retrieval application that allows Personal Video Recorders to actually watch the TV programs they record. By analyzing the visual, audio, and transcript data, Scout can segment and index TV programs, finding and recording specific video clips that match requests in users’ profiles. For example: if users request information on Philips, Scout will watch news programs and capture any stories it finds on Philips. The Scout interface offers a familiar TV environment where users can interact with whole TV programs and video clips organized by topic. Scout also provides users with tools for managing their profiles. This paper captures the Video Scout interface design process, from concept sketches to user testing to final prototype design.

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