User-Centered Interaction Design Patterns for Interactive Digital Television Applications by Tibor KunertUser-Centered Interaction Design Patterns for Interactive Digital Television Applications by Tibor Kunert

User-Centered Interaction Design Patterns for Interactive Digital Television Applications

byTibor Kunert

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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When a new technology - such as interactive digital television - is introduced to a wider audience, ease of use is often critical to success. By focusing on these usability issues with the aim of supporting user acceptance for interactive TV, Tibor Kunert provides clear guidelines for designing the user interfaces on interactive TV applications.

This guidance is presented in the form of design patterns, and a new approach is proposed that helps designers and developers to explore design alternatives and to evaluate the trade-offs that need to be made in order to maximise usability.

The 42 design patterns containing 185 guidelines provide comprehensive and empirically-validated guidance for designing interactive TV user interfaces. A pattern language is developed which can be used for designing specific applications, for enduring usability, and for defining corporate style guidelines and developing application templates that help streamline the process of production.

Tibor Kunert, PhD, has worked in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for the last 10 years. At the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, he focussed his research work on HCI for interactive media like interactive television. He managed several research and development projects with public and private television broadcaste...
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Title:User-Centered Interaction Design Patterns for Interactive Digital Television ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:321 pagesPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer LondonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849968322

ISBN - 13:9781849968324

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1 Motivation
1.2 Problem and Aims
1.3 Approach
1.4 Structure of the book

2. Interactive TV Applications and Their Context of Use
2.1 Interactive TV applications
2.2 Context of use

3. Types of Design Guidance for iTV Applications
3.1 Summary of existing design guidance for iTV applications
3.2 Forms of design guidance

4. User Tasks and Requirements for iTV Applications
4.1 Theory
4.2 Applied Method
4.3 Results
4.4 Conclusions

5. Design Pattern Collection for iTV
5.1 Framework for interaction design patterns
5.2 Overview of the pattern language
5.3 Interaction design patterns
5.4 Conclusions

6. Method of Pattern Development
6.1 Requirements analysis for iTV design guidance
6.2 Hierarchy of iTV interaction design problems
6.3 Design of iTV prototypes
6.4 Usability test series
6.5 Forming the pattern language
6.6 Evaluation of the developed patterns

7. Conclusion
7.1 Summary
7.2 Discussion
7.3 Main contributions
7.4 Future research

Appendix A. Characteristics of usability test participants
Appendix B. Quantitative usability test result

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book provides insights into the issues related to user acceptance, and the supporting design methods for popularizing interactive television (ITV) services. . The book includes extensive reviews of contemporary research in the area, as well as the quality standards available, and provides a comprehensive knowledge base in the area of television services applicability. . The book will definitely generate interest among researchers in the area of television services. . Thus, it will also help practitioners apply the concepts and provide user-centered services dynamically." (Harekrishna Misra, ACM Computing Reviews, June, 2011)