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Romain Vuillemot

Assistant Professor
École Centrale de Lyon
LIRIS Laboratory

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Bubble-TV: Live Visual Feedback for Social TV Broadcast

Samuel Huron, Romain Vuillemot, Jean Daniel Fekete

Conference: CHI 2014
Proceedings: ACM CHI 2013 Workshop : Exploring and enhancing the user experience for television, Apr 2013, Paris, France
Paper: /publis/chi13uxtv-bubble-tv.pdf

Live visualizations connected to Twitter are an opportunity to engage television (TV) viewers by providing them with visual feedback, social awareness and the possibility to interact with others. In this paper we describe our experience in deploying Bubble-TV, an extension of Bubble-T [3], intended for live visualization of TV viewers' tweets. It was used as a permanent background for the french TV show: 'Le grand Webze', allowing its hosts to explore and comment the social activity that took place around the show. In addition, we found that Bubble-TV impacted the viewers' experience, since half of all the viewers who tweeted actively used the system guidelines that were given to them.Yet as effective as Bubble-TV was, we believe more research and different applications are needed to identify best practices and develop general guidelines.

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