An Evaluation of Video Browsing on Tablets with the ThumbBrowser

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10133)

Abstract

We present an extension and evaluation of a novel interaction concept for video browsing on tablets. It can be argued that the best user experience for watching video on tablets can be achieved when the device is held in landscape orientation. Most mobile video players ignore this fact and make the interaction unnecessarily hard when the tablet is held with both hands. Naturally, in this hand posture only the thumbs are available for interaction. Our ThumbBrowser-interface takes this into account and combines it in its latest iteration with content analysis information as well as two different interaction methods. The interface was already introduced in a basic form in earlier work. In this paper we report on extensions that we applied and show first evaluation results in comparison to standard video players. We are able to show that our video browser is superior in terms of search accuracy and user satisfaction.

Keywords

Video browsing Mobile computing Human computer interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Klagenfurt UniversityKlagenfurtAustria

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