Digital television user interfaces are composed of text, graphics and video. Usability issues that arise include information visualization, searching and navigation. This paper introduces two user interface prototypes for digital television. Both prototypes were tested with real users and the test results are discussed.
This paper presents results from a qualitative user study. The aim of research was to include the future users of a new technology in the product design of interactive television programs. During the study, the study participants were interviewed. They were asked to answer questions about their television use and to comment on artist's drawings presenting… (More)
This paper presents user grouping for digital TV. First, eight user groups were formulated in a questionnaire study. Then a focus group study was conducted to reveal specific data on selected user groups' expectations and preferences. The resulting user profiles are a combination of these two data sets. The combination represents how the unchanging… (More)
This paper presents results from a set of design sessions held in a broadcasting company. The aim of research was to find a user centered design method which includes the future users into the product development in the early stages of new product design. In this case, the products were interactive television programs and applications for digital… (More)
To enable the future users to create their own product concepts is a relatively new idea in the design of consumer products. In this paper, ten TV viewers created new concepts of interactive television programs and applications for digital television. During the user study, the study participants were asked to gather data on themselves in their home… (More)
This paper presents results of a user study including ten users. The study participants gathered data on themselves in their home environment over a three-day period. They also designed innovations of future interactive applications for digital television. A subsequent interview with the researcher revealed more of the study participants' thoughts of the… (More)
This paper presents results from a user study and a set of design sessions conducted in a broadcasting company. During the design sessions, the designers created new concepts of interactive television programs for given TV viewers. The creative work was based on user profiles collected in the preceding user study. The aim of research was to include the… (More)