Who wants to watch programmes on their computer when you've got a nice big television set instead?
Posts about "BBC iPlayer"
Whilst writing on the exciting topic of train-ticket-collection-usability, I was reminded of my own recent example of useless usability.
Announcing what I'm currently working on
I was off work last week with a disturbingly early-in-the-season bout of flu but whilst I was sitting on the sofa watching Star Trek re-runs on Channel One and CBS Action my team quietly launched a new version of BBC iPlayer.
One of the things I'm always keen to do on large work projects is a bit of user testing - where we get real people to come in, try using our services and see what happens. The idea is to see what works, and more importantly, what doesn't.
Yes on demand may be everywhere, however it appears we do still love our TV sets...
Time to play 'Spot the problem!'
I recently spotted the addition of an option in the BBC iPlayer which asks you if you like the recommendations it shows on the programme page. It's currently an iPlayer Labs thing so isn't normally available.