Connected TV Usability Index will Benchmark UI Designs

Many televisions on sale today claim to be “smart,” but are they any easier to use? Although they may come with all sorts of options for connectivity and applications, they may also be confusing to consumers or unnecessarily difficult to navigate. So which ones are best in class? A new initiative aims to benchmark the usability of connected television devices and displays.

Farncombe, a specialist digital television technology consultancy, is developing a range of tests to assesses the most common user journeys on connected television devices, the types of feature that improve usability, and poor user experience design practices that are best avoided.

The consultancy will combine its experience in technical compliance testing with that of its interface design practice WeAreAka. It plans to publish the results of initial tests in a new industry monitor provisionally titled The Connected TV Usability Index.

via informitv

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