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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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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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uWand heads East for China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition

One of the biggest broadcasting events in China, the China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition kicks off this week and we’re exhibiting! The event is organized by the Academy of Broadcasting Science, SARFT (State Administration of Radio, Film and Television) and will … Continue reading

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User interfaces – Beyond the hype

When you think about our everyday interactions, we use our hands for gestures and pointing, our voice for speech, and our eyes and face for expression, and we use them simultaneously. There’s no reason the way we interact with devices … Continue reading

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The evolving living room TV experience

With the pace of change in living room technologies now moving so quickly it’s hard to imagine what the next 5 years will bring to the television. What is certain is that content will remain key and we’ll see significant … Continue reading

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Designing an intuitive user interface for smart TVs

As I mentioned in the last post, my presentation at the Touch Gesture Motion conference looked at why the link between consumer behavior and control tasks is the key to designing natural user interface. By considering how humans interact with … Continue reading

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Social TV might need an extra lift

There are various definitions of what ‘social TV’ will look like when it reaches maturity but even today, all broadcasters are looking into ways to get their audiences involved in programming. Real-time discussions, whether via a second screen device or … Continue reading

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TV – from navigation to interaction

In the early eighties Apple introduced the ‘Lisa’, a personal computer that, as well as a graphical user interface, incorporated a mouse. Mouse technology (of the computer variety) can actually trace its roots back to 1963 but the Lisa was … Continue reading

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