Carnegie Mellon University
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Interface Design for MyInfo: A Personal News Demonstrator Combining Web and TV Content

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posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by John Zimmerman, Nevenka Dimitrova, Lalitha Agnihotri, Angel Janevski, Lira Nikolovska
This paper describes MyInfo, a novel interface for a personal news demonstrator that processes and combines content from TV and the web. We detail our design process from concept generation to focus group exploration to final design. Our design focuses on three issues: (i) ease-of-use, (ii) video summarization, and (iii) news personalization. With a single button press on the remote control, users access specific topics such as weather or traffic. In addition, users can play back personalized news content as a TV show, leaving themselves free to complete other tasks in their homes, while consuming the news.