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Daily Wrap: The User Experience Design of TV and More

Richard MacManus explores the shift from watching tv to experiencing it. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.

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The Shift From Watching TV to Experiencing TV

We often talk about the Internet of Things here at ReadWriteWeb. Over half of the devices at the recent CES were connected, and more than 60% of those were not traditional computers, but more mundane, typically unconnected devices like home appliances and vehicle accessories. Richard explores the trend with an emphasis on the user experience. While user experience is vital on a PC, it may take on even more importance when you are waving your hands in front of a refrigerator trying to see how many eggs are in there. Over the coming weeks Richard will talk to user experience designers to understand how this will impact you in your daily life. He started the series off with a look at user experience design and the coming trends in television.

From our readers:

Robert Weller – Intensive users, even with Apple TV, have had to make this experience work. Apple TV does not allow surfing. Users can go only to Netflix, YouTube and other designated sites. Devices are appearing that make it possible to connect wirelessly. Apple has a device that will connect Direct TV to a Mac. But what we really want is an Internet TV. I want to be able to watch live news on French, Russian and other nations. Al Jazeera should be offered NOW on cable TV 24/7. Tired of stringing HDMI cables/couplers around house.

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