Social TV: Designing for distributed, sociable television viewing
Ethnographic research has shown that people enjoy watching television for the purpose of socializing in groups. However, many constraints in daily life limit the opportunities for doing so. The Social TV project builds on the increasing integration of television and computer technology to support sociable, computer-mediated group viewing experiences. In this paper, we describe the preliminary results from a series of studies illustrating how people interact in front of a television set. Based on these results, we propose design guidelines as well as specific features for future Social TV prototypes.
Oehlberg, L.; Ducheneaut, N. ; Thornton, J. D. ; Moore, R. J. ; Nickell, E. Social TV: Designing for distributed, sociable television viewing. EuroITV; 2006 May 25-26; Athens; Greece.