BBC Red Button may be closing down, but it's had a big impact on my life.
Posts about "interactive television"
Whilst writing on the exciting topic of train-ticket-collection-usability, I was reminded of my own recent example of useless usability.
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.
One of the comments that I occasionally hear about the red button is how people turn the TV off! Because, of course, most remotes have a red button to put them in standby.
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.
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�
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.