The Paper Remote: An Augmented TV Guide and Remote Control
2005 (English)In: Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS), ISSN 1615-5289 (print) 1615-5297 (online), Vol. 4, no 4, 300-327 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The television (TV) is one of the most common entertainment devices in homes. Searching and finding TV programs is a common task and using TV guides is one way of performing this. This paper presents three studies that are focused on examining audiences’ TV habits and TV guide usage, evaluating a new concept based on linking paper and pen with TV technology, and studying the audiences’ attitudes toward and anticipated interest in the future guide. The results of our first study emphasize the value of using paper based TV guides and also identify the deficiencies. We also found indications that the advantages and disadvantages of paper-based TV guides are related to the physical properties of paper. Thus, we suggest a solution that uses digital pen and paper technology to offer a new interaction method for TV. A research system “Paper Remote”, is developed and used in the two subsequent studies. Viewers tick designated areas on the paper-based guide to perform actions such as channel switching. However, this solution is not a substitute for the remote control device. We argue that these user studies on linking digital paper to the TV for everyday information navigation illuminate the possibilities of providing innovative solutions also for home information systems also.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 4, no 4, 300-327 p.
Interactive TV, Paper interfaces, Home information system, Electronic program guides
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13523DOI: 10.1007/s10209-004-0108-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13523DiVA: diva2:20905