Making interactive TV easier to use: interface design for a second screen approach

Cruickshank, Leon and Sekleves, Emmanuel T. and Whitham, Roger and Hill, Annette and Kaoruko, Kondo (2007) Making interactive TV easier to use: interface design for a second screen approach. Design Journal, 10 (3). pp. 41-52. ISSN 1460-6925

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Interactive television (iTV) has the potential to revolutionize the way we consume broadcast media, but users still find both the notion of iTV and the services currently available problematic. This paper describes a project that investigates a representative group of users' aspirations, and barriers to iTV service engagement in the UK. This primary research informed the development of new User Interface (UI) and service solutions that addressed these barriers. Specifically, a second screen solution was developed to remove the need for iTV services to use on-screen graphics, dramatically improving the possibilities for effective interaction and navigation for iTV interfaces and services. The effectiveness of these solutions was evaluated through the testing of these new iTV services in a representative group of family homes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: interactive TV, PDA, user interface, second screen
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2008 13:47
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2010 12:00

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