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v4v: a View for the Viewer

Mira Dontcheva, Steven M. Drucker, and Michael F. Cohen


We present a View for the Viewer (v4v), a slide viewer that focuses on the needs of the viewer of a presentation instead of the presenter. Our design centers on representing the deck of slides as a stack embedded in a 3-D world. With only single button clicks, the viewer can quickly and easily navigate the deck of slides. We provide four types of annotation techniques and have designed a synchronization mechanism that makes it easy for the viewer to move in and out of sync with the presenter. We also supply alarms as a method for viewer notification. We evaluate our approach with a preliminary user study resulting in positive feedback about our design plus suggestions for improvements and extensions.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of the 2005 conference on Designing for User eXperience
AddressSan Francisco, California
PublisherAIGA: American Institute of Graphic Arts
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