Program > Workshop on Social Television and Video: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Outlook
Whether in the form of blogs or online social networks, social technologies have become increasingly prevalent in the lives of average computer users. Millions of people around the world login to MySpace, Facebook, and countless other social network sites to share their lives with others and keep tabs on their friends and family. However, social media has yet to infiltrate users’ television experiences. This workshop will examine the current state of social TV, the challenges in developing and implementing social TV experiences, and the future outlook of social TV.
Noor Ali-Hasan, User Experience Researcher, Microsoft TV, Mountain View, California, USA
Wednesday, October 22, 2008, Time: 1pm - 3pm
Microsoft Conference Center, Room: Jupiter
1065 La Avenida
Mountain View, California, USA
Topics of Interest:
- How can TV-mediated social scenarios augment TV watching?
- What can interactive TV learn from the social web?
- What are some of the challenges in developing and implementing social TV? How can they be addressed?
- How can social TV concepts move from the prototype stage to actual products in viewers’ homes?
- What are some of the privacy implications of social TV? How can those concerns be addressed?
- Who are the target users of social TV concepts?
- What is the future outlook of social TV?
- Each participant should submit a 1-page position paper on one of the topics of interest by October 1st.
- The position paper should include a brief bio, including formal education, current occupation and current affiliation.
- Position papers must be submitted online via uxTV2008's CMT (Conference Management Service).