Dynamic subtitles: The user experience, andy brown

Andy Brown, Rhia Jones, Mike Crabb

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Abstract

Subtitles (closed captions) on television are typically placed at the bottom-centre of the screen. However, placing subtitles in varying positions, according to the underlying video content (dynamic subtitles'), has the potential to make the overall viewing experience less dis- jointed and more immersive. This paper describes the testing of such subtitles with hearing-impaired users, and a new analysis of previously collected eye-tracking data. The qualitative data demonstrates that dynamic subtitles can lead to an improved User Experience, although not for all types of subtitle user. The eye-tracking data was analysed to compare the gaze patterns of subtitle users with a baseline of those for people viewing with- out subtitles. It was found that gaze patterns of people watching dynamic subtitles were closer to the baseline than those of people watching with traditional subtitles. Finally, some of the factors that need to be considered when authoring dynamic subtitles are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTVX 2015 - Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages103-112
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335263
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2015
Event2nd ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video, TVX 2015 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 3 Jun 20155 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference2nd ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video, TVX 2015
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period3/06/155/06/15

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Attention approximation
  • Eye-tracking
  • HCI
  • Subtitles
  • TV
  • User experience

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    Brown, A., Jones, R., & Crabb, M. (2015). Dynamic subtitles: The user experience, andy brown. In TVX 2015 - Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (pp. 103-112). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2745197.2745204