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Online news videos: the UX of subtitle position. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
CRABB, M., JONES, R., ARMSTRONG, M. and HUGHES, C.J. 2015. Online news videos: the UX of subtitle position. In Proceedings of the 17th International Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGACCESS conference on computers and accessibility (ASSETS '15), 26-28 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. New York: ACM [online], pages 215-222. Available from: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700648.2809866

Millions of people rely on subtitles when watching video content. The current change in media viewing behaviour involving computers has resulted in a large proportion of people turning to online sources as opposed to regular television for news infor... Read More about Online news videos: the UX of subtitle position..

The development of a framework for understanding the UX of subtitles. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
CRABB, M., JONES, R. and ARMSTRONG, M. 2015. The development of a framework for understanding the UX of subtitles. In Proceedings of the 17th International Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGACCESS conference on computers and accessibility (ASSETS '15), 26-28 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. New York: ACM [online], pages 347-348. Available from: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700648.2811372

Approximately 10% of the television audience use subtitles (captioning) to support their viewing experience. Subtitles enable viewers to participate in an experience that is often taken for granted by the general audience. However, when reviewing sub... Read More about The development of a framework for understanding the UX of subtitles..

Understanding the diverse needs of subtitle users in a rapidly evolving media landscape. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
ARMSTRONG, M., BROWN, A., CRABB, M., HUGHES, C.J., JONES, R. and SANDFORD, J. 2015. Understanding the diverse needs of subtitle users in a rapidly evolving media landscape. In Proceedings of the 2015 International broadcasting convention (IBC) (IBC 2015), 10-14 September 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Stevenage: IET [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/ibc.2015.0032

Audiences are increasingly using services such as video on demand and the web to watch television programmes. Broadcasters need to make subtitles available across all these new platforms. These platforms also create new design opportunities for subti... Read More about Understanding the diverse needs of subtitle users in a rapidly evolving media landscape..

Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
BROWN, A., JONES, R., CRABB, M., SANDFORD, J., BROOKS, M., ARMSTRONG, M. and JAY, C. 2015. Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. In Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International conference on interactive experiences for TV and online video (TVX 2015), 03-05 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium. New York: ACM [online], pages 103-112. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2745197.2745204

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... Read More about Dynamic subtitles: the user experience..

Responsive design for personalised subtitles. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
HUGHES, C.J., ARMSTRONG, M., JONES, R. and CRABB, M. 2015. Responsive design for personalised subtitles. In Proceedings of the 12th Web for all conference (W4A'15), 18-20 May 2015, Florence, Italy. New York: ACM [online], article No. 8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2745555.2746650

The Internet has continued to evolve, becoming increasingly media rich. It is now a major platform for video content, which is available to a variety of users across a range of devices. Subtitles enhance this experience for many users. However, subti... Read More about Responsive design for personalised subtitles..

An analysis of age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics within information retrieval tasks. (2015)
Journal Article
CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2016. An analysis of age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics within information retrieval tasks. ACM transactions on accessible computing (TACCESS) [online], 8(3): papers from the proceedings of the 16th International Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Accessibility (ACM SIGACCESS) conference on computers and accessibility (ASSETS 2014), 20-22 October 2014, Rochester, USA, article number 10. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2856046

This work presents two studies that aim to discover whether age can be used as a suitable metric for distinguishing performance between individuals or if other factors can provide greater insight. Information retrieval tasks are used to test the perf... Read More about An analysis of age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics within information retrieval tasks..

An analysis of user engagement in relation to computing workshop activities. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
MENZIES, R., CRABB, M., HERRON, D., PETRIE, K., STEWART, C. and ZARB, M. 2015. An analysis of user engagement in relation to computing workshop activities. In Proceedings of the 46th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Technical symposium on computer science education (SIGCSE'15), 4-7 March 2015, Kansas City, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 469-474. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2676723.2677272

Computing is now one of the fastest growing fields of employment, with a large bias placed on developing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in schools. However, due to the fast pace of technology development, it is inc... Read More about An analysis of user engagement in relation to computing workshop activities..