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2008
Springer

Providing an Integrated User Experience of Networked Media, Devices, and Services through End-User Composition

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Providing an Integrated User Experience of Networked Media, Devices, and Services through End-User Composition
Networked devices for the storage and rendering of digital media are rapidly becoming ubiquitous in homes throughout the industrialized world. Existing approaches to home media control will not suffice for the new capabilities offered by these digitally networked media devices. In particular, the piecemeal interaction provided by current devices, services, and applications will continue to engender frustration among users and will slow adoption of these technologies and the more sophisticated pervasive technologies that will surely follow them into the domestic environment. To address this challenge, we present OSCAR, an application that supports flexible and generic control of devices and services in near-future home media networks. It allows monitoring and manipulation of connections between devices, and allows users to construct reusable configurations to streamline frequently performed activities. A lab-based user study with 9 users of varied backgrounds showed that people could us...
Mark W. Newman, Ame Elliott, Trevor F. Smith
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where PERVASIVE
Authors Mark W. Newman, Ame Elliott, Trevor F. Smith
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