ShowHow: Supporting Expository Video Capture and Access

Video content creators invest enormous effort creating work that is in turn typically viewed passively. However, learning tasks using video requires users not only to consume the content but also to engage, interact with, and repurpose it. Furthermore, to promote learning with video in domains where content creators are not necessarily videographers, it is important that capture tools facilitate creation of interactive content. In this paper, we describe some early experiments toward this goal. A literature review coupled with formative field studies led to a system design that can incorporate a broad set of video-creation and interaction styles.


  • Scott Carter
    FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.
  • John Adcock
    FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.
  • Matthew Cooper
    FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.

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