AreWeThereYet? - A Temporally Aware Media Player

Adcock, M., Chung, J. and Schmandt, C.

    In this paper we describe the design and implementation of the AreWeThereYet? (AWTY) Player - a (digital) audio player that composes a program of audio media that is extremely likely to fit within the user's available listening time. AWTY uses time compression and track selection techniques to help the listener make more efficient use of their time. More importantly, it possesses an awareness of the listener's temporal context. It forms an estimate of the available listening time and uses this prediction to compose a playlist of a suitable length. We hope that this research prototype will inspire others to further investigate the ways in which temporally aware computing might be employed.
Cite as: Adcock, M., Chung, J. and Schmandt, C. (2008). AreWeThereYet? - A Temporally Aware Media Player. In Proc. Ninth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC 2008), Wollongong, NSW, Australia. CRPIT, 76. Plimmer, B. and Weber, G., Eds. ACS. 29-32.
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