Designing Commenting Mechanisms for Dynamic Media: Synchronous Overlay and Adjacent Scrollable

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Abstract

Online interactions with dynamic media include both the content of media clips and comments, the latter expressing users' thoughts and attitudes towards media clips and one another. Effective interfaces must thus jointly support engagement with dynamic media as well with the viewpoints of others. In this paper, we report an experimental comparison of user interaction and engagement with two alternative designs for presenting comments on dynamic media: 'danmaku' Synchronous Overlay (SO) and Adjacent Scrollable (AS). Twenty participants each played two video clips of different political speeches, one with SO and the other with AS. Our findings suggest that when using SO participants felt a stronger sense of togetherness but remembered less about the comments than when using AS. We argue that commenting mechanisms are powerful elements of interaction design for making sense of others' opinions and feelings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, U. S. A.
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages18-22
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781450349918
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
EventACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2017 - The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jun 201714 Jun 2017

Conference

ConferenceACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2017
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period10/06/1714/06/17

Keywords

  • Video commenting
  • danmaku
  • political speeches

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