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Designing Personalized Information Systems -A Personal Media Center

Summary: Designing Personalized Information Systems -
A Personal Media Center
M. van Setten, A. Tokmakoff, H. van Vliet
Telematica Instituut, P.O. Box 589, 7500 AN, Enschede, The Netherlands, +31 53 4850485
{setten, tokmakoff, vliet}@telin.nl
Keywords: personalization, personal media center, integration of content
sources, design approach, demonstrator
1 Introduction
With the evolution of the simple set-top box from being a device for receiving and
unscrambling analogue transmissions, towards its role as an 'interactive' portal for not
only broadcast-content, but all kinds of content and services, the consumer is faced
with a significant challenge: too much content, too little time...
Media convergence enables a unified environment in which content is available
from a variety of sources. The same content can be delivered from several suppliers,
by many methods onto many devices at many places [9]. The set-top box as a portal
has the potential of becoming the most important gateway from the home
environment to the 'outside world' of content. For the consumer there is a certain
tension between the increasing amount of digital content that has the potential of
being of interest, and the decreasing amount of time to spend due to the overall
increasing speed of living [1]. The way out of this predicament is by making choices.


Source: Ardissono, Liliana - Dipartimento di Informatica, UniversitÓ di Torino


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences