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Distributing Multimedia Elements to Multiple Networked Devices

Maddy Janse, Peter van der Stok, and Jun Hu

Abstract. Two applications from different projects in which video content is distributed over in-home networked devices are presented. Multiple displays and ambience objects are used to display interactive content. Major issues concern the design of appropriate evaluation methodologies, the use of perceived video quality to achieve efficient resource allocation and the subjective role of content.

M. Janse, P. van der Stok, and J. Hu, “Distributing Multimedia Elements to Multiple Networked Devices,” in User Experience Design for Pervasive Computing, Pervasive 2005, Munich, Germany, 2005.
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Wiki your web

I was invited to give a talk about internet collaborative
environments at VCWI 2005 IT Seminar (IT around you, today and
tomorrow), which took place at TU Eindhoven, on Saturday, September 17,
2005. I introduced some basics about Wiki: Writable webs empower people
to share knowledge effectively and to be more productive.

  • Wiki, a Blog (Weblog) for groups: Communities can organize and share content in an organic and free manner
  • Extended
    with the right set of functionality, a Wiki can be applied to
    distributed teams to schedule, manage, document, and support their
    daily activities
  • The web as a whiteboard for everybody.

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User Experience Evaluation of a Distributed Interactive Movie

Jun Hu, Maddy Janse, Hyun-joo Kong

The effect of presenting a distributed interactive movie at different levels of control and distribution on the end user’s fun and presence experience was studied. The results suggest that an increased level of end-user control on the flow in the video increases the level of the user’s experience and impacts the feeling of presence significantly. The effects of distribution are less clear and are very much depending on the presentation devices and the content modality. These results are discussed in terms of the measurement instruments and the experimental design, and suggestions are made for further research.

J. Hu, M. Janse, and H.-j. Kong, “User Experience Evaluation of a Distributed Interactive Movie,” in HCI International 2005, Las Vegas, 2005.
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AAMAS 2003

Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and
Multiagent Systems, MONDAY 14 JULY – FRIDAY 18 JULY 2003, Melbourne.
Not only seeing the little penguins and the big kangaroos, I also
presented the paper "An agent-based architecture for distributed interfaces and timed media in a storytelling application".
The British airways lost my luggage on the way to Melbourne, and I was
in my summer shorts when I arrived the winter Australia. I immediately
got cold. And on the way back, the British airways was on strike. What
a company.

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Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference

The Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference, Budapest Congress
Centre, 20-24 May 2003, Budapest, HUNGARY. A big event with a lot of
internet geeks, and I was on the same lunch table with Tim Berners-Lee. He was selling his idea of semantic web, in his opinion, that was the next big thing to come. I presented my work on distributed storytelling to the conference.

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