Mobile Video Editor: Design and Evaluation

  • Tero Jokela
  • Minna Karukka
  • Kaj Mäkelä
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4551)


Mobile phones have evolved from voice-centric communication devices to powerful personal multimedia devices. Among other multimedia features, they enable the users to capture video clips with built-in digital cameras. However, due to the continuous nature of video, it is often difficult to capture a video clip exactly as intended – in many cases the possibility to edit the clip after capture would be useful. We describe the design of a video editor application for mobile devices. We present the main user goals for video editing in the mobile context based on a Contextual Inquiry study and an application design that supports these goals. We demonstrate that video editing on mobile devices is feasible and report a usability evaluation with encouraging results.


Mobile devices video editing multimedia authoring user interfaces user study contextual inquiry interaction design usability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tero Jokela
    • 1
  • Minna Karukka
    • 2
  • Kaj Mäkelä
    • 3
  1. 1.Nokia Research Center, P.O. Box 100, FI-33721 TampereFinland
  2. 2.Nokia Corporation, P.O. Box 50, FI-90571 OuluFinland
  3. 3.Nokia Research Center, P.O. Box 407, FI-00045 Nokia GroupFinland

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