In this article we present the findings of two ethnographic studies embedded into two broader projects on interactive television in the home environment. Based on previous research on the home context and inspired by ongoing trends around interactive television, we explored basic concepts, such as the extended home, and new interaction techniques, in… (More)
Developing a security modeling language is a complex activity. Particularly, it becomes very challenging for Security Requirements Engineering (SRE) languages where social/organizational concepts are used to represent high-level business aspects, while security aspects are typically expressed in a technical jargon at a lower level of abstraction. In order… (More)
The next step of interactive TV services shows a trend towards the integration of new kind of services, but also trends concerning personalization, security and communication. We present findings from two ethnographic studies. These findings are used to inform the development of new forms of interaction concepts in the living room.
Elderly people often experience difficulties using interactive TV. This paper presents the findings of a usability evaluation study in combination with eye-tracking conducted for an information oriented interactive TV application. We explored two user groups: elderly users (50 years and above) and users between 20 and 30 years of age. Our focus was on how… (More)
Up to now interaction in desktop games is mostly limited to keyboard and mouse input. This paper describes a desktop game, which uses emotional facial expressions as an additional input channel for creating a virtual flower in a digital universe. The game is being developed for children between 8 and 14 years old and was evaluated in a three-day field study… (More)
Enhancing local communities is seen as an enrichment of people's life by providing additional possibilities for the building of relationships and identities. The question is how to improve these local social ties and how to promote interaction among people in local communities. Within this paper we will address this question based on a case study, where a… (More)
Local communities are communities that have relationships in real life due to the physical location of their households. IPTV can be a way to support these local communities (either in their establishment, in fostering relationships, or even in extending these local communities). Through a two-year research process, requirements for IPTV as support for… (More)
This paper presents a design exploration of full-body interaction games played in cars. It describes how we have designed, implemented, and evaluated the core experiences of three different games, which were all aimed at making sitting properly more fun for players/children while travelling by car. By making the restricted body an integral part of gameplay,… (More)