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Professional of March 2010

These are the projects done professionally for companies or organizations, they are generally based on industry requirements and inputs thereby:

IxD Analysis and exploration for TV widgets

 at Opera Software India - Chandigarh

As a cross device compatible browser Opera is portable on TV too. One of the key challenges with widgets on TV is text entry using TV remote. Having achieved this technically, what became important is the interaction via which we could enter text. Starting with a demo twitter widget for CES 2010, this issue was further investigated.


As an IxD expert I took the initiative to investigate different methods that have been used for TV text entry. Studying the various scenarios associated with text input in other devices, their commonalities were analyzed. Also currently implemented methods on TV by others were noted. A mix set of possible methods inclusive of few new concepts was finally documented and communicated. An implementation of one such method on TV twitter widget was also tried for the CES Demo 2010.

The Product

The final product of this exercise was a detailed document, and an implementation using twitter demo widget.