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.
|Title of host publication
|DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems
|Place of Publication
|New York, U. S. A.
|Association for Computing Machinery
|Number of pages
|Published - Jun 2017
|ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2017 - The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jun 2017 → 14 Jun 2017
|ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2017
|UK United Kingdom
|10/06/17 → 14/06/17
- Video commenting
- political speeches