Implementing RSVP as an Image Browser
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) is an effective tool for information navigation. We applied RSVP to the increasingly important task of image browsing. In total nine RSVP interfaces were developed, implementing three RSVP modes and three control sets. An evaluation was carried out to investigate the effect of RSVP mode and control set on image retrieval time. Subjective measures were also taken using the NASA Task Load Index (TLX) worksheets. In the evaluation, a traditional thumbnailed image browser was used, so as to give a base for comparison. Choice of RSVP mode was found to have the greatest effect on image retrieval speed and user preference, with interfaces implementing floating RSVP performing significantly better than those implementing other RSVP modes. The floating RSVP interfaces were faster than the thumbnailed approach but not significantly so. Subjective satisfaction favoured the floating RSVP interfaces over the thumbnailed interface.