Whilst writing on the exciting topic of train-ticket-collection-usability, I was reminded of my own recent example of useless usability.
Posts about Interactive TV
If you've ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes for big red button services like Wimbledon, well there's now a little video to watch over on the Press Red Blog.
I recently had a go using a new TV. Not that special except that the TV in question had an Ethernet connection going into it, meaning the world of internet delivered content was available. The presence of a back channel meant that communication to the viewer was no longer one way.
Yesterday, BBC Red Button's What's On section was closed down to make way for other new content.
Over on BBCi Labs right now, you'll find my first contribution to that blog.
BBCi Labs is a new blog from the team I work in and will be a space for the team to write about what we're doing, show off some of the things we've done and various other stuff.
I seem to be making a bit of a habit of missing the BBCi Freesat launches. After being away for the initial launch due to being on holiday, I missed the launch of the new Freesat Weather service on Tuesday due to being ill with a chest infection.
So if you're the one person who has been eagerly awaiting a detailed blog post about it all, well you can now have it.
I don't know what anyone else thought, but when I read that bit of the Freesat FAQ about interactive content on Freesat, I thought that the author was being just a little cagey - that they weren't really telling me much.
Well the secret is out. Well right now as I type, it's not hugely out because the website hasn't been out for very long. But anyway, the Freesat website is now live, so you can find out all about it, and why you'd want it. Or not want it. Or something.