Creating The Ultimate Remote, TiVo Style
from the remembering-the-part-that-people-use dept
Most of us have remote controls lying around that are insanely complex to use – and once we’ve learned the necessary four or five buttons, that’s all we ever use. Remote controls, despite being the main interface between people and their gadgets, have always been designed without much thought into usability. When TiVo first came along, they wanted to change that, and went through quite the usability process in designing their well-known peanut-shaped remote. Of course, my own experiences with the TiVo remote really haven’t been that great (it still confused me the first time I picked it up), so I’d say they still have room for improvement.