Adaptive subtitles: Preferences and trade-ofs in real-time media adaption

Authors: Gorman, B.M., Crabb, M. and Armstrong, M.

Journal: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

ISBN: 9781450380966

DOI: 10.1145/3411764.3445509

Abstract:

Subtitles can help improve the understanding of media content. People enable subtitles based on individual characteristics (e.g., lan-guage or hearing ability), viewing environment, or media context (e.g., drama, quiz show). However, some people fnd that subtitles can be distracting and that they negatively impact their viewing ex-perience.We explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding interaction with real-time personalisation of subtitled content. To understand how people currently interact with subtitles, we frst conducted an online questionnaire with 102 participants. We used our fndings to elicit requirements for a new approach called Adap-tive Subtitles that allows the viewer to alter which speakers have subtitles displayed in real-time.We evaluated our approach with 19 participants to understand the interaction trade-ofs and challenges within real-time adaptations of subtitled media. Our evaluation fndings suggest that granular controls and structured onboarding allow viewers to make informed trade-ofs when adapting media content, leading to improved viewing experiences.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35092/

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Adaptive Subtitles: Preferences and Trade-Offs in Real-TimeMedia Adaption

Authors: Gorman, B., Crabb, M. and Armstrong, M.

Conference: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Dates: 8-13 May 2021

Publisher: ACM

Abstract:

Subtitles can help improve the understanding of media content. People enable subtitles based on individual characteristics (e.g., language or hearing ability), viewing environment, or media context (e.g., drama, quiz show). However, some people find that subtitles can be distracting and that they negatively impact their viewing experience. We explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding interaction with real-time personalisation of subtitled content. To understand how people currently interact with subtitles, we first conducted an online questionnaire with 102 participants. We used our findings to elicit requirements for a new approach called Adaptive Subtitles that allows the viewer to alter which speakers have subtitles displayed in real-time. We evaluated our approach with 19 participants to understand the interaction trade-offs and challenges within real-time adaptations of subtitled media. Our evaluation findings suggest that granular controls and structured onboarding allow viewers to make informed trade-offs when adapting media content, leading to improved viewing experiences.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35092/

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