Guiding Users through Asynchronous Meeting Content with Hypervideo Playback Plans Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2016 ACM. We previously created the HyperMeeting system to support a chain of geographically and temporally distributed meetings in the form of a hypervideo. This paper focuses on playback plans that guide users through the recorded meeting content by automatically following available hyperlinks. Our system generates playback plans based on users' interests or prior meeting attendance and presents a dialog that lets users select the most appropriate plan. Prior experience with playback plans revealed users' confusion with automatic link following within a sequence of meetings. To address this issue, we designed three timeline visualizations of playback plans. A user study comparing the timeline designs indicated that different visualizations are preferred for different tasks, making switching among them important. The study also provided insights that will guide research of personalized hypervideo, both inside and outside a meeting context.

name of conference

  • Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

author list (cited authors)

  • Girgensohn, A., Marlow, J., Shipman, F., & Wilcox, L.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Girgensohn, Andreas||Marlow, Jennifer||Shipman, Frank||Wilcox, Lynn

publication date

  • January 2016