Whilst writing on the exciting topic of train-ticket-collection-usability, I was reminded of my own recent example of useless usability.
Posts about "Freesat"
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...
It's been about a week since we actually launched it, but I've been a bit busy of late and I kinda forgot to mention it.
So Wimbledon started on Monday, and not being a tennis (or indeed a sport) fan, all Wimbledon really means to me is that I miss out on most of my favourite TV shows. The ones that aren't being disrupted by Euro 2008 anyway�
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.
Well it's 6 May 2008 and that can only mean one thing. Yep, it's the day after May Day. And of course it's the launch of Freesat and the formal launch of Phase 1 of BBCi on Freesat. That is, baring any last minute technical issues or problems.
In the world of BBCi on Freesat, we're moving towards our Phase 1 release - this particular release is one which won't be publicly viewable, nor is it a complete package, but is in effect a working service that can be made public.
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.