An ethnographic study on recommendations in the living room: implications for the design of iTV recommender systems

Regina Bernhaupt, David Wilfinger, Astrid Weiss, Manfred Tscheligi

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Abstract

Today recommendations are used to improve the quality and the number of interactive TV services offered by providers all over the world. Their main goal is to recommend TV shows and TV events, sometimes combined with an automatic recording function. With the growing number of IPTV offers, the usage of recommendation systems will increase and help to personalize and individualize the TV viewing experience. This article studies recommendations for the home context investigating daily living habits and routines in 40 households in depth using playful and creative cultural probing. Study results are present design recommendations for the development of new forms of recommendation systems. Main results find that users prefer individualized recommendations in-time, either automated or user-oriented, but mostly prefer individualized recommendations for each member of a household rather than personalized for the whole household.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanging Television Environments - 6th European Conference, EuroITV 2008, Proceedings
Pages92-101
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Conference on Interactive Television, EuroITV 2008 - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 3 Jul 20084 Jul 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5066 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference6th European Conference on Interactive Television, EuroITV 2008
CountryAustria
CitySalzburg
Period3/07/084/07/08

Keywords

  • Design
  • Ethnography
  • Interactive TV
  • IPTV
  • Playful probing
  • Recommendation system

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    Bernhaupt, R., Wilfinger, D., Weiss, A., & Tscheligi, M. (2008). An ethnographic study on recommendations in the living room: implications for the design of iTV recommender systems. In Changing Television Environments - 6th European Conference, EuroITV 2008, Proceedings (pp. 92-101). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5066 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69478-6_10