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Attention approximation: From the Web to Multi-Screen Television

  • Speaker:   Dr  Caroline Jay  (University of Manchester)
  • 31st July 2014 at 13:00 in KB L.T. 1.3
The move towards the provision of television content over two or more screens represents an enormous opportunity and a considerable challenge. An empirical understanding of what causes people to switch attention between the main screen and a 'second screen' mobile device during television viewing is key to the development of this technology. This seminar describes work that is ongoing with the BBC, considering how `attention approximation?, a technique we have used to model visual attention and design screen reader presentation of Web content, can be used to investigate viewing behaviour, and ultimately drive the provision of television content across multiple screens.

Caroline Jay is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. She brings a cross-disciplinary approach to her research, which focuses on modelling interaction, and using the resulting knowledge to drive novel technology development.
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