A personalized interface for supporting multi-users in smart TVs

Taeseok Kim, Seongwook Choi, Hyokyung Bahn

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Smart TVs provide various forms of entertainment including live TV, games, messaging and web search. Though a smart TV is usually shared by all family members, personalization is also necessary. For example, social network service (SNS), e-mail and messaging require privacy, and TV channel navigation will be efficient if each user's preference is separately managed. This paper presents a personalized interface for smart TV with multiple users. A smart TV platform is developed by integrating hardware and software systems, and then an efficient interface on that platform is designed to support personalization. Specially, the proposed interface focuses on a personalized TV channel navigation scheme as current channel navigation systems do not consider each user's preference and thus inefficient to navigate large numbers of TV channels. The proposed scheme addresses this problem by providing personalized channel lists for individual users. It has been implemented on a smart TV development platform, and assessed by simulation and a user test. Experimental results show that the proposed navigation scheme significantly reduces the channel changing delay.1

Original languageEnglish
Article number7613198
Pages (from-to)310-315
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work reported in this paper was conducted during the sabbatical year of Kwangwoon University in 2014. It is also supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (No. 2011-0028825).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 IEEE.


  • Smart TV
  • channel navigation
  • multi-user
  • user interface


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