Abstract

We design a complete interactive television news system. We develop a news production system that allows for the creation of flexible, content-rich interactive news. This system embraces a general creation process to interactive news that is built on top of a newscast model that evolves from and conforms with the current production newscast model. It allows for content sharing and content reuse. We also create an interactive news viewing system that adapts well to a living room environment. It contains several interactive features designed to give the viewer control and allow them to watch the news when, where, and how they want to. We perform a formative evaluation through a user study and interviews. Our results show that the production system allows fast, quality construction of interactive news. Viewers enjoy the interactivity and control the viewing system provides, but more work needs to be done to improve ease of use. Our system increases extra content visibility and usage over previous studies through additional features, more content, and direct invites to viewers. We also produce and deliver the news over an entire two-week period to a large number of viewers, making it the largest study done according to our knowledge.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

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Date Submitted

2012-07-13

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd5531

Keywords

interactive television news, user interfaces, news production frameworks, news reporting, interactivity, broadcast television, viewing behavior

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