Usable Control System for Interaction with Ubiquitous Television

  • Enrique GarcíaEmail author
  • Juan Carlos Torres
  • Carlos de Castro
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 689)


This paper, proposes a new interaction model for virtual remote controls, using a second screen through smart phones and tablets. The model follows an intuitive, user-centered design that allows transparent communication between the user and the television in a double-screen environment. To measure the degree of usability, real tests were performed with users in a relaxed time context. Those sessions were recorded to generate qualitative indicators through empirical observations, surveys and interviews.


Interaction Usefulness Smart TV Online TDI IPTV Ubiquitous TV 



Our appreciation to Raúl Román, for the work done, who collaborated with the authors in the preparation of the tests in his final project, as well as the Ibero-American Program of Science and Technology for Development (CYTED) for the funding provided, to RedAUTI that has allowed the accomplishment of this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrique García
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juan Carlos Torres
    • 2
  • Carlos de Castro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Numerical AnalysisUniversidad de CórdobaCórdobaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversidad Tecnica Particular de LojaLojaEcuador

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