May SmartPhones Help to Maintain Audience Attention During Presentations?

Matteo Ciman, Yari Formaggio, Ombretta Gaggi, Marco Regazzo

Abstract

In this paper we describe a new tool for interactive presentations: the speaker shows a common slideshow on the screen, and the users can see the same slide in their smartphone or tablet, independently from its model and brand. The system can be used for both on-line and on-site presentations and encourages the user to perform social activities, e. g., comment or like a slide. The author can also submit a questionnaire or a poll to the audience and see in real-time the answers. Our tool has been used during 37 different events, followed by 3753 users. We recorded the actions of the users and, depending on the different kind of events, the average of actions ranges from 1 to 8 per user per presentation. This data shows that our tool helps to increase users engagement and to maintain user attention.

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in Harvard Style

Ciman M., Formaggio Y., Gaggi O. and Regazzo M. (2015). May SmartPhones Help to Maintain Audience Attention During Presentations? . In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-758-106-9, pages 55-63. DOI: 10.5220/0005441100550063


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist15,
author={Matteo Ciman and Yari Formaggio and Ombretta Gaggi and Marco Regazzo},
title={May SmartPhones Help to Maintain Audience Attention During Presentations?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2015},
pages={55-63},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005441100550063},
isbn={978-989-758-106-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - May SmartPhones Help to Maintain Audience Attention During Presentations?
SN - 978-989-758-106-9
AU - Ciman M.
AU - Formaggio Y.
AU - Gaggi O.
AU - Regazzo M.
PY - 2015
SP - 55
EP - 63
DO - 10.5220/0005441100550063