HCI International 2011 – Posters’ Extended Abstracts

Volume 173 of the series Communications in Computer and Information Science pp 143-146

Perceived Multimedia Quality: The Impact of Device Characteristics

  • Gheorghita GhineaAffiliated withBrunel University
  • , Kyle J. PattersonAffiliated withBrunel University

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In the study reported in this paper, the research aims to tackle the question “Do the hardware characteristics of a device affect the viewer’s perceived quality of the media?” Using different hardware devices and media clips that have had different frame rates the viewer’s information assimilation and satisfaction of the media clip was measured. The results suggest that there is a deeper link between the user’s information assimilation than just the hardware that the media is viewed on. On the other hand a user’s satisfaction with clip quality is affected by the alterations in frame rate of the media rather than the device as the satisfaction levels increased regardless of the hardware characteristics.


device frame rate perceived multimedia quality