Getting to Know Social Television: One Team's Discoveries from Library to Living Room

Getting to Know Social Television: One Team's Discoveries from Library to Living Room

Gunnar Harboe (Motorola, USA), Elaine Huang (Motorola, USA), Noel Massey (Motorola, USA), Crysta Metcalf (Motorola, USA), Ashley Novak (Motorola, USA), Guy Romano (Motorola, USA) and Joe Tullio (Motorola, USA)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-984-7.ch062
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Abstract

This chapter presents results from an ongoing social television project, in the context of other research in the field. The authors give a detailed description of the STV prototype used in their research, and summarize their studies, which provide the findings explained in the rest of the chapter. Three major research focuses are identified, namely evaluation and validation of Social TV systems, communication modality comparison, and detailed observation of user behaviors. Based on the findings in these areas, the authors list three major open questions and challenges for the field: multi-user support, new equipment requirements, and the creation of distinct and unique social television experiences. Finally, the chapter suggests that the emphasis within social television may be moving from research to design, implementation and deployment.

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