Immersia TV (EU H2020 Project) won the Best Demo booth award @ NEM Summit
1/12/2016ImmersiaTV has been touring in Porto for almost 5 days, showcasing and evaluating its first pilot, being present at NEM Summit 2016 with a booth and organising a session, and finally winning the Best Demo award, given by the NEM technical committee.
Last week was very intense for ImmersiaTV as a result of the different activities organised in Porto. During 2 days, the project was present in the Catholic University of Porto (UCP in Portuguese) as part of the science week in Portugal. First, on Monday morning, almost 15 users took part in the training session conducted by Video-stitch and Lightbox. The audience, composed by researchers, students and artists from the UCP and other media schools, were introduced to the stitching and editing tools used and created by ImmersiaTV partners. More info about the training session and its content can be found here. The training sessions were followed by 2 days of showcase and evaluation of the first pilot in the project. For this experience, it was specially prepared a room at UCP simulating a real living room. 28 people watched and evaluated our documentary, making use of the TV-set, VR head-mounted display and tablet. The focus of the test was on how people would make use of this multi-device set-up and how they would evaluate this experience. We had a combination of individual and group sessions (teams of 2), to see whether people also considered this to be a social experience. Observations of the sessions were combined with a short interview afterwards. First results show that people evaluated the documentary very positively. Most respondents had a clear preference for the VR glasses, because of the novelty of this experience. The VR was also considered to be more immersive than the tablet. People who experienced the documentary in teams, also considered it to be a social experience. Other types of content they would like to watch in a similar set-up are movies, news and sports. This inputs are highly relevant, since they are the first requirements to start preparing the second phase of the project. All the results are expected to be published by the end of this month in the project website.