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Interactions with television companion apps: four findings and a model

Dowell, J; Kim, H; (2015) Interactions with television companion apps: four findings and a model. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 59th Annual Meeting - 2015. (pp. pp. 155-159). Sage: London, United Kingdom. Green open access

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Abstract

Companion apps for television programmes provide additional, synchronized and interactive content on mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. With the television screen they create dual screen interfaces with multiple modalities and require viewers to actively manage their visual attention. We outline a model of interactions with companion apps used with information-rich television programmes where a primary purpose the app is to support understanding and learning. Our model summarises perceptual and cognitive processes involved by drawing on theories and findings from Human Factors and the learning sciences. We use the model to assess CompanionMap, an app for accompanying science documentaries with synchronized, animated concept maps. We show how the model provides explanations for four key results obtained from an experiment with CompanionMap, including how users managed their visual attention and how they learnt about astrophysics when using the app to watch an astronomy programme.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Interactions with television companion apps: four findings and a model
Event: 2015 - 59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Location: Los Angeles
Dates: 26 October 2015 - 30 October 2015
ISBN-13: 9780945289470
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/1541931215591032
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1177/1541931215591032
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1503589
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