Digital/Interactive TV usability & interaction design

26 Oct 2004 - 2:52am
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zayera at bluewin.ch
2004

Hey folks,

I am looking for software to use in testing TV-applications, does anyone
have any experience in conducting digital/interactive TV tests?

Are there any good books or references about digital/interactive TV interaction
design?
So far, I haven't found any and I am wondering how the existing applications
were designed, what criteria for user-centered design were followed, what
guidelines etc..
Obviously more and more interactive TV applications are being created and
used (more so in Europe) but very few have been discussed in the HCI & interaction
design circles.
The research and articles I have found so far is dated 1998-2000, but none
of these present or discuss "any lessons learned or best practices".
Perhaps I have missed something, so I'll be very glad to get some hints
& info.

Thanks,
Zayera

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26 Oct 2004 - 8:56am
Justine Smith
2004

http://www.teehanlax.com/
These folks have a nice report.
Justine Smith

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Hey folks,

I am looking for software to use in testing TV-applications, does anyone
have any experience in conducting digital/interactive TV tests?

Are there any good books or references about digital/interactive TV
interaction design?
So far, I haven't found any and I am wondering how the existing
applications were designed, what criteria for user-centered design were
followed, what guidelines etc..
Obviously more and more interactive TV applications are being created
and used (more so in Europe) but very few have been discussed in the HCI
& interaction design circles.
The research and articles I have found so far is dated 1998-2000, but
none of these present or discuss "any lessons learned or best
practices".
Perhaps I have missed something, so I'll be very glad to get some hints
& info.

Thanks,
Zayera

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26 Oct 2004 - 9:57am
dmitryn
2004

There is an extensive bibliography on the subject at

http://itv.eltrun.aueb.gr/papers/

Dmitry

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27 Oct 2004 - 11:33am
Adriana Tavares
2004

Hello Zayera and hello all,

I'm glad to hear people talking about iTV GUI and usability. I
developed a thesis in convergence media and run some usability tests
with a synchronized TV app (see link to the paper with test script and
report http://www.adrianatavares.com/iyro/). I developed the test
prototypes in Flash. I also didn't find any material specifically about
usability test for iTV, so i used the same concepts of a regular test
with some changes. I recently found this company doing that, take a
look http://www.theusabilitycompany.com/services/platform/itv/index.html

Regarding book I haven't seen any about HCI on iTV, please let me know
if you find.

I hope it helped.

Best,
Adriana Tavares
UI Designer

On Tuesday, October 26, 2004, at 12:52 AM, zayera at bluewin.ch wrote:

> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
> Hey folks,
>
> I am looking for software to use in testing TV-applications, does
> anyone
> have any experience in conducting digital/interactive TV tests?
>
> Are there any good books or references about digital/interactive TV
> interaction
> design?
> So far, I haven't found any and I am wondering how the existing
> applications
> were designed, what criteria for user-centered design were followed,
> what
> guidelines etc..
> Obviously more and more interactive TV applications are being created
> and
> used (more so in Europe) but very few have been discussed in the HCI &
> interaction
> design circles.
> The research and articles I have found so far is dated 1998-2000, but
> none
> of these present or discuss "any lessons learned or best practices".
> Perhaps I have missed something, so I'll be very glad to get some hints
> & info.
>
> Thanks,
> Zayera
>
>
>
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