Category Archives: UI development

Future of the user interface

The TV industry is under threat. As on-demand services grow in popularity, manufacturers should be reaping significant profits. After all, Smart TVs are ideal for connecting viewers with this new world of online content. But today’s consumers are turning to … Continue reading

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Social TV: the other side of the coin

In my last post, I discussed how Social TV has brought social networking into the living room. But this is only one side of the coin. TV-enhancing applications and social recommendations are also shaping the modern viewing experience, affecting the … Continue reading

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Social TV: the impact on the TV industry

Today’s viewers are spending more and more time accessing content through smartphones and tablet PCs, and are looking to communicate through social media while they do so. Hashtags now punctuate television shows and viewers are encouraged to engage with broadcast … Continue reading

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Second screens: kicking off the Smart TV revolution – part 2

In my last post I discussed the benefits of second screen devices. I also touched on how this technology can supplement the overall experience for the viewer. But, when it comes to navigating content on a Smart TV, a second … Continue reading

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Second screens: kicking off the Smart TV revolution – part 1

Despite all that they promise Smart TVs are not user friendly, nor are they feature-packed. In a market awash with tablets, smartphones and other devices capable of providing access to digital content, the current generation of Smart TVs aren’t ‘smart’ … Continue reading

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Meet the uWand team: exploring the development process

For any technology company, the strength of a product lies with the technical ability and creativity of its development team.  Often seen as unsung heroes, engineers spend their days improving, researching and pushing their designs to the limit, to ensure … Continue reading

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The remote control – the natural launching point for new control technologies

In my previous post on the importance of the User Interface (UI), I discussed the different methods service providers should be looking at to present content. When exploring the need for a new UI, what we’re really talking about is … Continue reading

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Why TV UI is becoming increasingly important

Following on from my previous blog about why service providers should look at the User Interface (UI),instead of content, as a differentiator,in this post I’ll be looking at some of the concepts for a new TV UI. Viewing habits have … Continue reading

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UI key to adoption for new TV services

I’ve previously looked at the need for a step change in current TV User Interfaces (UI) and moving away from static Electronic Program Guide (EPG)-centric interfaces in order to provide a better user experience. Existing EPGs are fairly standardised, regardless … Continue reading

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