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Visual Content Trigger Notifications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245381D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-04
Document File: 5 page(s) / 909K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system to enhance content-based presentations using a tempo-aware and content-aware system that triggers reminders at the precise moment that the user would most benefit from being engaged.

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Visual Content Trigger Notifications


Meeting facilitators or presenters often have difficulty managing the flow of the meeting and/or engaging participants that are distracted by others' questions and comments as well as the content itself, during the presentation. Attendees might have difficulty knowing when to add

comments or ask questions; if one has a point to share, anxiously waiting for the right moment to share that point can be distracting in itself. If the meeting is moving too quickly, the participant does not always have the opportunity to speak when the relevant content is under discussion. Competing elements for both the presenter's and participants' attention results in a less engaged audience that is attempting to split attention between listening and engagement point analysis.

Current notification and reminder systems include device notifications for email, reminders, calendars, system service notifications, messages, and other applications of a similar nature. None provides a means to ensure participant engagement in a meeting. A method is needed to

help presenters keep meeting attendees engaged in the meeting, lecture, etc. by allowing attendees opportunities to ask questions and add comments at appropriate times.

The novel contribution is a method and system to enhance content-based presentations using a tempo-aware and content-aware system that triggers reminders at the precise moment that the user would most benefit from being engaged. This method factors-in application-specific temporal and location elements to provide logical notifications that engage the user at the most opportune moment.

Notifications are application-specific and temporal. The system analyzes the presentation content (e.g., content in a slide deck) to determine when, during the active presentation, specific content will arise. Thus, the system develops logically timed and triggered notifications that have factored-in the virtual location and temporal qualities of digital content. The method and system enable meeting attendees and presentation participants to maintain attention on the presented content while also engaging the presenter in essential questions and discussion at the most appropriate times.

Before a meeting begins, a user enters talking points (e.g., questions, related content matter, general statements of interest, etc.) into a graphical console. The system links the user's upcoming meetings and presentations, allowing the user to designate certain talking points to a particular meeting or meetings and (when content is available ahead of the presentation) add designated engagement tags to specific content.

Figure 1: Interface for entering talking points for a future presentation

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Figure 2: User enters a question

Figure 3: System associates the question with presentation content

During the presentation, at the appropriate time, the system presents to the user a reminder to raise a talking point. Such a talking po...