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Video Conferencing - User Interface with a Remote Control for TV-sets

Sörensen, Catarina LU and Freysson, Alexander (2015) MAMM01 20142
Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
Abstract
By using Axis pan/tilt/zoom cameras it is possible to create a simple, high quality video conference system, without the need for a separate computer to control the system. This can be achieved by connecting the camera to a standard television set and utilize open standards like the HDMI feature Con- sumer Electronics Control (CEC). With CEC it should be possible to control the system using a standard TV remote control, thus moving a major part of the user interaction to an external device. Though this approach has its ben- efits by removing the need for Axis to provide a separate remote control, it also sets higher requirements on the user interface. Especially with regards to the usability since TV remote controls differ in many ways... (More)
By using Axis pan/tilt/zoom cameras it is possible to create a simple, high quality video conference system, without the need for a separate computer to control the system. This can be achieved by connecting the camera to a standard television set and utilize open standards like the HDMI feature Con- sumer Electronics Control (CEC). With CEC it should be possible to control the system using a standard TV remote control, thus moving a major part of the user interaction to an external device. Though this approach has its ben- efits by removing the need for Axis to provide a separate remote control, it also sets higher requirements on the user interface. Especially with regards to the usability since TV remote controls differ in many ways depending on the manufacturer.
A user interface with a TV remote control solution has been prototyped and implemented demonstrating a peer-to-peer video conference system. This was done through the use of on-screen displays, an iterative design process with multiple usability tests and an evaluation of similar video conference products as a basis. The test results shows that a prototype with high usability was cre- ated which the users felt confident using. (Less)
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author
Sörensen, Catarina LU and Freysson, Alexander
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MAMM01 20142
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Video Conference, Remote Control, Usability, Interaction design, CEC
language
English
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5336913
date added to LUP
2015-05-21 14:16:54
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2016-04-04 09:09:47
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  abstract     = {By using Axis pan/tilt/zoom cameras it is possible to create a simple, high quality video conference system, without the need for a separate computer to control the system. This can be achieved by connecting the camera to a standard television set and utilize open standards like the HDMI feature Con- sumer Electronics Control (CEC). With CEC it should be possible to control the system using a standard TV remote control, thus moving a major part of the user interaction to an external device. Though this approach has its ben- efits by removing the need for Axis to provide a separate remote control, it also sets higher requirements on the user interface. Especially with regards to the usability since TV remote controls differ in many ways depending on the manufacturer.
A user interface with a TV remote control solution has been prototyped and implemented demonstrating a peer-to-peer video conference system. This was done through the use of on-screen displays, an iterative design process with multiple usability tests and an evaluation of similar video conference products as a basis. The test results shows that a prototype with high usability was cre- ated which the users felt confident using.},
  author       = {Sörensen, Catarina and Freysson, Alexander},
  keyword      = {Video Conference,Remote Control,Usability,Interaction design,CEC},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Video Conferencing - User Interface with a Remote Control for TV-sets},
  year         = {2015},
}