TR2003-19

Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Techniques for Consumer Digital Video Devices


    •  Wittenburg, K.B.; Forlines, C.; Lanning, T.; Esenther, A.W.; Harada, S.; Miyachi, T., "Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Techniques for Consumer Digital Video Devices", ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), ISBN: 1-58113-636-6, November 2003, pp. 115-124.
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      • @inproceedings{Wittenburg2003nov,
      • author = {Wittenburg, K.B. and Forlines, C. and Lanning, T. and Esenther, A.W. and Harada, S. and Miyachi, T.},
      • title = {Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Techniques for Consumer Digital Video Devices},
      • booktitle = {ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)},
      • year = 2003,
      • pages = {115--124},
      • month = nov,
      • isbn = {1-58113-636-6},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2003-19}
      • }
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In this paper we propose a new model for a class of rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) interfaces [16] in the context of consumer video devices. The basic spatial layout explodes a sequence of image frames into a 3D trail in order to provide more context for a spatial/temporal presentation. As the user plays forward or back, the trail advances or recedes while the image in the foreground focus position is replaced. The design is able to incorporate a variety of methods for analyzing or highlighting images in the trail. Our hypotheses are that users can navigate more quickly and precisely to points of interest when compared to conventional consumer-based browsing, channel flipping, or fast-forwarding techniques. We report on an experiment testing our hypotheses in which we found that subjects were more accurate but not faster in browsing to a target of interest in recorded television content with a TV remote.