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Information Content Adaptation for Collaborative Scenarios that require Screen Sharing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246603D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-20
Document File: 3 page(s) / 134K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to improve a meeting participant’s view of a shared presentation or other screen content in a collaborative scenario.

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Information Content Adaptation for Collaborative Scenarios that require Screen Sharing

Providing consumers with information through an optimal viewing experience is a challenge. Depending on the scenario, device in question, characteristics of information content, etc., a number of different approaches exist. Content Adaptation determines optimal information content for specific display terminals. It focuses on providing entirely customized content delivery based on the device type, resolution, and other specs. Responsive Web Design focuses on automatic rearrangement of content (e.g., text, graphics, multimedia/video, etc.) according to the display terminal by resizing, panning, and scrolling. Other approaches combine adaptive and responsive methods.

Within this problem space, a specific content adaptation scenario occurs when the end-user is a participant in a web conference and is trying to view information content that is shared by the conference author. The participant's view is composed of what is shared through the web conference, plus the pre-existing content on participant's screen. In many cases, a streaming chat add-on to the left or right of the web conference window makes it difficult for the user to simply re-size the entire window
(i.e., the intention is really just to adjust the information content within the shared view-port). Alternatively, it is not always reasonable to ask the conference author to adjust the screen resolution/size/font settings because the author's settings may be

working satisfactorily on that terminal. The shared view-port on the participant's end needs adjustment.

The novel contribution is a method to improve a meeting participant's view of a shared presentation or other screen content in a collaborative scenario.

The core idea comprises of the following steps:

1. The information content/web conference author hosts/opens the conference and participants start joining the conference as usual

2. The meeting software forms initial connections between the participants' and author's terminals

3. The meeting software sends a request to each participants' terminal, requesting additional...