Project Brief• Design a TV Remote Interface with understanding the user needs for the present; inspire from the past and desire for the future.• Taking a wider user group and considering their experiences.• Analysis and application of the aspects of interface design of controls and displays.
Methodology• The main focus was on the interface of the remote.• The study was done on the users to get a feedback on how they interact with their television and to know their preferences and problem areas.
Observations• User don’t remember where the channel number is at which the channel is tuned.• Which channel was the user watching a short while ago.• Some people forget the time of the program.• User tend to keep the remote at certain places and forgets rather finds it difficult to locate.• For every operation users have to see at remote .The neck movement is prominent.• Some buttons are rarely used.• Many people don’t want to remember the channel number because flipping is fun.
Observations• They also want to know what is going in parallel.• Most people use auto tuning so whichever sequence comes people don’t change or organize.• Activation feedback.• The placement of menu.• Some symbols are hard to understand.• The time for which a user sits in front of TV sometimes determines the functions explored of the remote.
Observation and user feed Back – about Interface• Product can show their feasibility depends on mainly these points• Look and feel• Functionality• Technical complexity
• How is the Task Performed• About Ergonomics• Anthropometric Data
Task Performed• Power On: can be performed manually from the main body and button on remote.• Channel Change: By scroll down on the main body and on remote; can be directly go to direct channel number or through favorites feedback is must may be visually or through sound.• Volume : Can be Down through main body and from remote by scrolling and visual feedback is must.• Mute : One touch button on the remote and feed back visually is must.
Task Performed• Scan : One touch button on the remote and feed back visually or sound.• Favorite : One touch on remote directly and go to favorites.• Undo : Like back button in computer click and go back few numbers of times.• Audio Setting : One touch on remote and scroll to change theme.• Sleep : one touch on remote and change the time through scroll button and remainder is must before switch off.
ErgonomicsCognitiveMan-Machine System Design• Human reliability has important implications not only in the way how man-machine interfaces are designed.• HE and training• Allocation of functions between man and machine – Man Vs Machine – Limitation of man-machine comparison – Trade-off hints for man-machine function allocation• Task Analysis
Ergonomics• Some of the points covered ergonomically for the form factor.• Maximum and minimum length of the various grips.• Relative distance of the interface elements such as the thickness.
Wrist Position This is the position after 1 or 2 minutes with the remote. This position is relaxed for the wrist.Wrist Position (Initial)This is the initial position when viewerTakes the remote and watches.
Functions User have their own preferences and depend on his needs he use functions in the remote control. As per our observation there are some function which are used very often and some used very rarely, than we categorize into two sectors Primary function• Primary functions are those functions which are used daily.• Channel Change• Volume• Mute• Scan• Favorites• Numbers• Sleep
Concept 2 The BatonThis concept also implements the three surfaceswith a form emulating the experience of baton.The form also has a touch screen. It also displays information.The form helps in giving a nice grip.The idea of is to try and make the experience a family experienceJust like relay where there group of athletes.Take it!