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User interface guidelines for the control of interactive television systems via smart phone applications

Bernhaupt, Regina and Pirker, Michael User interface guidelines for the control of interactive television systems via smart phone applications. (2014) Behaviour and Information Technology, 33 (8). 784-799. ISSN 0144-929X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2013.810782


There are a growing number of smart phone applications allowing the user to control their television, set-top box or other entertainment devices. The success of these applications is limited. Based on findings from media studies in Austria and France focusing on how people currently use their TV and iTV systems and associated devices, this article describes recommendations for the design of a smart phone application enabling users to control Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) systems including all connected entertainment devices. Recommendations include the need to allow users to control devices that are related to the IPTV experience (not only the set-top box or television set) and the focus on scenarios of usage like supporting listening to music, enjoying a movie or controlling the connected home. Based on similarities and differences found in the two samples, future smart phone applications for controlling TV will only succeed if they provide meaningful functionalities that satisfy the (varying) user needs, support personalisation and personal usage and respect the limitations of mobile phones with respect to possible parallel activities performed.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Taylor & Francis editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0144929X.2013.810782#.VPVx-vmG-oE
HAL Id:hal-01124435
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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