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Human–Computer Interaction Series

User-Centered Interaction Design Patterns for Interactive Digital Television Applications

Authors: Kunert, Tibor

  • First book that deals exclusively with HCI and usability for interactive TV applications
  • Comprehensive collection of empirically-validated guidance for designing interactive television user interfaces
  • First integration of design guidance into the specific production process of interactive broadcasting services
  • A new approach to interaction design patterns, overcoming the deficits of previous approaches
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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 broadcasters.

He taught and supervised numerous master students on HCI and usability engineering methods and practices, for example for television, web applications and in-car information systems. Dr. Kunert is the author of 18 scientific papers and an invited conference speaker

He earned a PhD from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany. Presently he is working as HCI expert at Siemens AG in several international projects.

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)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kunert, Tibor

    Pages 1-17

  • Interactive TV Applications and Their Context of Use

    Kunert, Tibor

    Pages 19-46

  • Types of Design Guidance for iTV Applications

    Kunert, Tibor

    Pages 47-84

  • User Tasks and Requirements for iTV Applications

    Kunert, Tibor

    Pages 85-98

  • Design Pattern Collection for iTV

    Kunert, Tibor

    Pages 99-175

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-275-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-274-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-832-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
User-Centered Interaction Design Patterns for Interactive Digital Television Applications
Authors
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-275-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-275-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-274-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-832-4
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 315
Number of Illustrations and Tables
315 b/w illustrations
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