Video navigation with a personal viewing history

Abir Al-Hajri, Gregor Miller, Sidney Fels, Matthew Fong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Citations (Scopus)


We describe a new video interface based on a recorded personal navigation history which provides simple mechanisms to quickly find and watch previously viewed intervals, highlight segments of video the user found interesting and support other video tasks such as crowd-sourced video popularity measures and consumer-level video editing. Our novel history interface lets users find previously viewed intervals more quickly and provides a more enjoyable video navigation experience, as demonstrated by the study we performed. The user study tasked participants with viewing a pre-defined history of a subset of the video and answering questions about the video content: 83.9% of questions (average) were answered correctly using the personal navigation history, while 65.5% were answered using the state-of-art method; they took significantly less time to answer a question using our method. The full video navigation interface received an 82% average QUIS rating. The results show that our history interface can be an effective part of video players and browsers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages18
EditionPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Sept 2 2013Sept 6 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume8119 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town


  • Navigation History
  • Video Navigation
  • Video Summarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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