Category Archives: Second screens

NoTube exploits the richness of data on the Web to enhance the TV experience (video)

This video summarizes the NoTube approach to open source software that allows you to exploit the richness of data on the Web to enhance the TV experience. We analyze social web user activities to create continuously evolving user profiles. We … Continue reading

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Visualisation of key findings from N-Screen user testing

You can read a more detailed description of the results in a previous blog post.

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Preliminary findings of N-Screen user testing

Libby and I recently spent two days testing NoTube’s ‘N-Screen’ prototype with members of the public at the BBC R&D user testing lab in London. As Libby has described previously on this blog, N-Screen is a second screen prototype application … Continue reading

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Algorithms for recommendations in various N-Screen implementations

We currently have three different versions of N-Screen running: (partial) Redux TED talks iPlayer They all have the same basic design with small tweaks for image size. They interoperate – you can drag and drop between them. The main differences … Continue reading

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Results of second screen usability study

The group of Masters students at the VU University Amsterdam has now completed their project on usability heuristics for TV second screens. As described previously, the students initially developed various ideas for future second screen scenarios based on brainstorming sessions, literature … Continue reading

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Future second screen scenarios

An enthusiastic group of six Information Science Masters students at the VU University Amsterdam are now half-way through their assignment looking at the usability aspects of augmenting TV with second screen experiences for the NoTube project. They have been concentrating … Continue reading

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Second screen usability

Back in early May we blogged about some usability issues associated with using a smartphone app as a TV remote control and ‘companion device’ in one of the NoTube prototypes developed by the BBC. Since then ‘second screen’ apps for TV have … Continue reading

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Designing a touch-screen TV remote control on a smartphone

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 viewing programme recommendations and programme guides, managing programme playlists, and reading background information … Continue reading

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