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    Dynamic Presentation of Synchronised Photo Streams

    HCI 2014 - Sand, Sea & Sky - Holiday HCI

    Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014)

    Southport, UK, 9 - 12 September 2014


    Sam Zargham & Janko Calic



    Due to the proliferation of social media platforms, digital photo sharing has emerged as a new way of establishing chronology of events and reminiscing forgotten experiences. The growing trend of presenting visual content using timelines or shared photo streams offers new possibilities to social media applications. In this paper, a novel interface for visualisation and sharing of multiple photo streams is proposed. A detailed user study into aspects of different temporal presentations used in this interface is presented. In relation to the proposed synchronous visualisation, a novel notion of continuity in photo streams is introduced. A number of continuity detection algorithms are proposed and evaluated. The results of the user study demonstrate good comprehension of user’s own and shared photo streams and their temporal structure even if presented at relatively high speeds. Users were able to easily contextualise events, recall specific photos and easily find them using the proposed interface.


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