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Workshop on Interactive Radio Experiences selected for TVX 2019

Workshop on Interactive Radio Experiences selected for TVX 2019

Together with our friends from the HRadio project and BBC R&D, MARCONI will organise the first workshop on Interactive Radio Experiences at the ACM International Conference for Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video (TVX). The workshop invites short papers and industry presentations, and will include an interactive discussion session to identify future research challenges related to interactive radio experiences.

Meet Sandy Claes from VRT

Meet Sandy Claes from VRT

“I typically use design thinking as a research approach to understand the design problem in its complexity. Prototypes and mock-ups are designed and developed through ideation, iteration and critiquing solutions with end-users. I believe it is valuable to also design the research experience: end-users are more engaged in the process when they can connect to the problem.” As User Researcher at VRT Innovation, Sandy Claes is an expert in design and co-creation of viable solutions to the real user problems.

Meet Tatjana Vandenplas from VRT

Meet Tatjana Vandenplas from VRT

"I will always look for ideas and concepts that we can make tangible and that we think will have a noticeable impact within the next 2 years." As Innovation Development Manager at VRT, Tatjana Vandenplas want to establish a link between technology, end users and the business.

Consortium meeting in Graz: new use cases!

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On the 9th and 10th of January, the Joanneum Research hosted a meeting with the MARCONI consortium in Graz in order to review the work done so far and plan the upcoming actions. High on the agenda were discussions on use cases and requirements.

 

Already three different workshops with radio stations have been carried out, which have provided the consortium with an in-depth understanding of the workflows and challenges for radio-makers. Two additional workshops with listeners are taking place this month. During the meeting in Graz, the team discussed in detail the 16 concepts that they identified so far, while prioritising and grouping the different use-cases. This input was brought into a follow-up discussion that dealt with the MARCONI architecture.

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The second day of the meeting started off with a review of the prototyping activities done so far (e.g. a “Notify me” trial that involved over 2300 users). Afterwards, further prototyping and piloting activities planned for the next period were discussed in detail. The communication and exploitation plan was reviewed and a storyboard for the first MARCONI video has already been created. Stay tuned for more updates!