Comments for NoTube blog - the future of television is social and semantic http://blog.notu.be NoTube - this is future TV Tue, 11 May 2010 12:06:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ Comment on Designing a touch-screen TV remote control on a smartphone by vickybuser http://blog.notu.be/2010/05/05/designing-a-touch-screen-tv-remote-control-on-a-smartphone/#comment-167 vickybuser Tue, 11 May 2010 12:06:19 +0000 http://blog.notu.be/?p=244#comment-167 Thank you both for your comments. Karl - the settings have now been changed in Wordpress and http://blog.notu.be/feed/ now carries full posts. Vicky Thank you both for your comments.

Karl – the settings have now been changed in WordPress and http://blog.notu.be/feed/ now carries full posts.

Vicky

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Comment on Designing a touch-screen TV remote control on a smartphone by Karl http://blog.notu.be/2010/05/05/designing-a-touch-screen-tv-remote-control-on-a-smartphone/#comment-160 Karl Sat, 08 May 2010 14:31:12 +0000 http://blog.notu.be/?p=244#comment-160 Hello. 1)'Tilt and shakes' as well as voice commands are nice but there are some inherent costs within (the phone is not normally used as a remote so there is an extra learning curve for the user) 2)Could you enable the "full content" RSS feed, please? Partial feeds tend to get overlooked. Karl Hello.

1)’Tilt and shakes’ as well as voice commands are nice but there are some inherent costs within (the phone is not normally used as a remote so there is an extra learning curve for the user)

2)Could you enable the “full content” RSS feed, please?
Partial feeds tend to get overlooked.

Karl

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Comment on Designing a touch-screen TV remote control on a smartphone by Mike Atherton http://blog.notu.be/2010/05/05/designing-a-touch-screen-tv-remote-control-on-a-smartphone/#comment-159 Mike Atherton Thu, 06 May 2010 12:07:03 +0000 http://blog.notu.be/?p=244#comment-159 Hi Vicky - good post. My experience of various touch-screen remotes (including the Harmon Kardon Take Control and the Logitech Harmony) is that they're unfortunately mostly crap. While the idea of an adaptive remote is interesting, in practice devices have failed because: - they've used resistive touch screens, which aren't nearly sensitive enough. Perhaps the iphone's capacitative screen will aid this issue - in order to be usable, the button sizes have to be far larger than on a physical remote. This leads to real-estate issues. - and as you mention, the lack of haptic feedback make them impossible to use without looking at the screen constantly. I imagine this would be worse on a non-dedicated device (like the iphone) where it would be all too easy to quit the remote app. And as you mention in your other point, web-enhanced TV certainly doesn't have to mean web on a TV screen. In the bad old days of OpenTV/Liberate apps (hmm - are we still there?) it was briefly popular in the US to create somewhat synchronised websites that extended a programme-brand and offered in-programme interactivity (such as answering quiz questions) in a way that overcame the backchannel limitations of the time. Reference point here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-Screen_Solutions Personally I'd love to see some kind of synchronised smart programme extension on my iphone - real-time tweets, IMDB trivia, Test The Nation style interactivity - far more than I'd want to use the phone to control the TV itself. Hi Vicky – good post. My experience of various touch-screen remotes (including the Harmon Kardon Take Control and the Logitech Harmony) is that they’re unfortunately mostly crap. While the idea of an adaptive remote is interesting, in practice devices have failed because:

- they’ve used resistive touch screens, which aren’t nearly sensitive enough. Perhaps the iphone’s capacitative screen will aid this issue

- in order to be usable, the button sizes have to be far larger than on a physical remote. This leads to real-estate issues.

- and as you mention, the lack of haptic feedback make them impossible to use without looking at the screen constantly. I imagine this would be worse on a non-dedicated device (like the iphone) where it would be all too easy to quit the remote app.

And as you mention in your other point, web-enhanced TV certainly doesn’t have to mean web on a TV screen. In the bad old days of OpenTV/Liberate apps (hmm – are we still there?) it was briefly popular in the US to create somewhat synchronised websites that extended a programme-brand and offered in-programme interactivity (such as answering quiz questions) in a way that overcame the backchannel limitations of the time. Reference point here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-Screen_Solutions

Personally I’d love to see some kind of synchronised smart programme extension on my iphone – real-time tweets, IMDB trivia, Test The Nation style interactivity – far more than I’d want to use the phone to control the TV itself.

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Comment on How willing are you to share data about what you watch on TV? by chad http://blog.notu.be/2009/12/07/how-willing-would-you-be-to-share-data-about-what-you-watch-on-tv/#comment-158 chad Thu, 06 May 2010 10:07:55 +0000 http://blog.notu.be/?p=124#comment-158 not peepo! no telly, so how will my choices be included? and if you haven't posted to bbc backstage, get on it.... not peepo!

no telly, so how will my choices be included?

and if you haven’t posted to bbc backstage, get on it….

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Comment on Filming our NoTube demo: Hollywood here we come by Designing a touch-screen TV remote control on a smartphone « NoTube blog – the future of television is social and semantic http://blog.notu.be/2010/04/30/filming-our-notube-demo-hollywood-here-we-come/#comment-157 Designing a touch-screen TV remote control on a smartphone « NoTube blog – the future of television is social and semantic Wed, 05 May 2010 14:44:05 +0000 http://blog.notu.be/?p=210#comment-157 [...] control on a smartphone Posted in Uncategorized by vickybuser on May 5, 2010 Our first demo for “Internet TV in the Social Web” includes an iPhone app that works as both a TV remote control and a ‘companion device’ for [...] [...] control on a smartphone Posted in Uncategorized by vickybuser on May 5, 2010 Our first demo for “Internet TV in the Social Web” includes an iPhone app that works as both a TV remote control and a ‘companion device’ for [...]

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Comment on Would you like to know more? [*] by Brokering EPG & enrichment services « NoTube blog – the future of television is social and semantic http://blog.notu.be/2009/12/01/would-you-like-to-know-more/#comment-147 Brokering EPG & enrichment services « NoTube blog – the future of television is social and semantic Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:54:34 +0000 http://blog.notu.be/?p=75#comment-147 [...] Posted in Demos, Thinking Out Loud by Stefan on April 22, 2010 Libby’s post already mentioned some of the current activities in NoTube related to EPG metadata, particularly [...] [...] Posted in Demos, Thinking Out Loud by Stefan on April 22, 2010 Libby’s post already mentioned some of the current activities in NoTube related to EPG metadata, particularly [...]

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Comment on Would you like to know more? [*] by Filming our NoTube demo: Hollywood here we come « NoTube blog – the future of television is social and semantic http://blog.notu.be/2009/12/01/would-you-like-to-know-more/#comment-145 Filming our NoTube demo: Hollywood here we come « NoTube blog – the future of television is social and semantic Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:16:10 +0000 http://blog.notu.be/?p=75#comment-145 [...] TV in a traditional setting is core to these initial prototypes. In the project’s spirit of reusing and adapting existing TV software, Libby installed the Open [...] [...] TV in a traditional setting is core to these initial prototypes. In the project’s spirit of reusing and adapting existing TV software, Libby installed the Open [...]

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Comment on How willing are you to share data about what you watch on TV? by libbymiller http://blog.notu.be/2009/12/07/how-willing-would-you-be-to-share-data-about-what-you-watch-on-tv/#comment-72 libbymiller Thu, 04 Feb 2010 08:33:01 +0000 http://blog.notu.be/?p=124#comment-72 hi Dale, I think I saw your TV stats page somewhere - very nice indeed. hi Dale, I think I saw your TV stats page somewhere – very nice indeed.

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Comment on How willing are you to share data about what you watch on TV? by Dale Lane http://blog.notu.be/2009/12/07/how-willing-would-you-be-to-share-data-about-what-you-watch-on-tv/#comment-70 Dale Lane Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:33:45 +0000 http://blog.notu.be/?p=124#comment-70 Someone showed me this site today while we were talking about an idea that I started playing with last Christmas - doing a last.fm for my television watching http://dalelane.co.uk/tvscrobbling Great to see that there are other people looking into this sort of stuff! Someone showed me this site today while we were talking about an idea that I started playing with last Christmas – doing a last.fm for my television watching http://dalelane.co.uk/tvscrobbling

Great to see that there are other people looking into this sort of stuff!

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Comment on Writing scripts for teasing out requirements by In praise of swimlane diagrams « NoTube blog – the future of television is social and semantic http://blog.notu.be/2010/01/15/writing-scripts-for-teasing-out-requirements/#comment-58 In praise of swimlane diagrams « NoTube blog – the future of television is social and semantic Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:14:37 +0000 http://blog.notu.be/?p=149#comment-58 [...] this type of diagram might be a Scenario Description Swimlane). During the script writing activity described by Libby the ‘actors’ and their ‘lines’ were mapped to a swimlane diagram drawn on [...] [...] this type of diagram might be a Scenario Description Swimlane). During the script writing activity described by Libby the ‘actors’ and their ‘lines’ were mapped to a swimlane diagram drawn on [...]

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