Open Video Project Offers CHI Conference Videos And More
This article reports on the Open Video Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which provides a digital library of HCI materials. More than 2000 video files on a variety of topics are available in MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and QuickTime formats.
Of particular interest to SIGCHI members are the CHI conference videos (currently 112 videos from as early as 1995) and the 2000-2003 videos from annual open houses at the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, University of Maryland (currently 52 videos). Additional CHI conference videos will be added in the months ahead. The Project aims to develop and evaluate the agile views interaction design framework with support from NSF.
The UI to the digital library incorporates user-selectable overview options as well as storyboard, fast forward, and excerpt previews for many of the videos to assist users in deciding whether to download specific files.