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Reflections on the long-term use of an experimental digital signage system

Clinch, Sarah, Davies, Nigel, Friday, Adrian, Efstratiou, Christos (2011) Reflections on the long-term use of an experimental digital signage system. In: UbiComp '11 Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing. . pp. 133-142. ACM New York (doi:10.1145/2030112.2030132) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this paper we reflect on our long-term experiences of developing, deploying and supporting an experimental digital signage system. Existing public display systems almost always feature a single point of control that is responsible for scheduling content for presentation on the network and provide sophisticated mechanisms for controlling play-out timing and relative ordering. Our experiences suggest that such complex feature-sets are unnecessary in many cases and may be counter productive in signage systems. We describe an alternative, simpler paradigm for encouraging widespread use of signage systems based on shared 'content channels' between content providers and display owners. Our system has been in continuous use for approximately 3 years. We reflect and draw lessons from how our user community has adopted and used the resulting public display network. We believe that these reflections will be of benefit to future developers of ubiquitous display networks.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/2030112.2030132
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 12:23 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35513 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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