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Stargazr TV user interface by Wesley Ng

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Stargazr

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
TV user interface

INSPIRATION:
It is a revamp project for the TV user interface.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Stargazr is a portal for program listings, on-demand videos, interactive services. To streamline the interactive TV experience, the remote control is redesigned with less buttons for improved usability. Users can discover programs and on-demand videos according to their preferences quickly and easily, with the simple yet powerful Program Search function. Texts onscreen are crisply displayed in optimal legibility and readability, non-restricted to screen size nor resolution.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
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FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interface and Interaction Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Researches are conducted on TV user interfaces, remote controls to understand the user behaviours, visual language on TV. Functions and contents are rearranged while the changes to major flows are kept minimum so that the existing users can learn the new interface easily. Functional prototype was built for usability testing, before building the actual interface in HTML & CSS, which is highly optimized for maximum transfer and processing speed as this IPTV service is catering a million of users.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Stargazr user interface — High-definition TV screen: 1280*720 pixels Standard-definition TV screen: 720*576 pixels Mobile App on iPhone: Retina: 960*640 non-Retina: 480*320 Mobile App on Android — Resolutions according to the device.

TAGS:
User interface, Remote control, TV, Video on-demand, TV companion, mobile devices

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
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ADDED DATE:
2011-06-24 00:13:48

TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Senior VP — Belinda Chan, Assistant VP, Product Development — Keith Huang, Principal Designer — Wesley Ng and Interactive Designers — Jerry Ng, Susan Pang, Wong Siu-kit, Damien Foo

IMAGE CREDITS:
Wesley Ng, 2011.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
PCCW Media Limited

PROFILE:
PCCW Media Limited — PCCW offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Group meets the sophisticated needs of the local and international business community, while supporting network operators with cutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcing projects for public and private sector organizations. now TV — now TV is one of the world's largest commercial deployments of IPTV and Hong Kong's largest pay-TV provider. now TV serves Hong Kong with more than 170 channels of local, Asian and international programming, including exclusive content such as coverage of the top Spanish soccer league La Liga for three seasons commencing 2009/10. In addition, now TV is both a leading producer of news, sports and infotainment programming and a provider of a wide range of interactive services. now TV can be enjoyed on PCCW eye2, a portable media center with an embedded now TV decoder, and select now TV content and interactive applications can also be accessed via the Group’s 3G mobile network and broadband service.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Stargazr Tv User Interface by Wesley Ng is a Nominee in Interface and Interaction Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Stargazr Tv User Interface by Wesley Ng is Golden A' Design Award Winner in Interface and Interaction Design Category, 2011 - 2012.



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