Is There HCI in IDTV?

An Exploratory Study on Their Words
  • Samuel B. Buchdid
  • Maria Cecília Calani Baranauskas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8510)


Interactive Digital TV (iDTV) is an emerging technology that faces problems that are inherent to it; for example the lack of users’ experience interacting with television content. The knowledge constructed from the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) field could be an ally for dealing with interaction design for the iDTV context. This work sought to map out the main issues that have been addressed in the iDTV and HCI fields in recent years, aiming at finding ways of bringing HCI to typical iDTV interaction issues. A data collection and analysis of tag clouds created from titles found in the full programs of two major conferences in the field of HCI (ACM CHI and IFIP Interact), and the major conference in the field of iDTV (EuroITV), complemented with other ACM-DL iDTV publications revealed the individual characteristics of HCI and iDTV publications, as well as their similarities and differences. Thus, this study offers a view of iDTV relative to the HCI field as revealed by the publications words.


Interactive Digital TV Human Computer Interaction Analysis Conferences Publications Tag Clouds 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel B. Buchdid
    • 1
  • Maria Cecília Calani Baranauskas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ComputingUniversity of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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