Interactive simplicity for iTV: Minimizing keys for navigating content

Thomas Mirlacher, Michael Pirker, Regina Bernhaupt, Thomas Fischer, Daniel Schwaiger, David Wilfinger, Manfred Tscheligi

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Based on extensive research on users' needs, three simplistic interaction concepts for interactive TV are proposed, developing physical and graphical interface together. This paper describes the development of a user interface by comparing three interface designs, which aim to simplify the interaction and minimize the number of keys on a remote control. With the goal to improve the usability of the interaction concept for various kinds of iTV services, the user interface design concept with a six key remote control has shown to be the best solution in terms of usability and ease of learning, compared to navigation systems using less keys. The concept also shows its advantage in allowing cross-media usage of the navigation concept even on PCs and mobile devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuroITV'10 - Proceedings of the 8th International Interactive TV and Video Conference
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event8th European Conference on Interactive TV and Video, EuroITV 2010 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 9 Jun 201011 Jun 2010


Conference8th European Conference on Interactive TV and Video, EuroITV 2010


  • Interaction concept
  • iTV
  • Living room
  • Remote control


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