The annual TV of Tomorrow Show kicks off today in San Francisco and our User Experience Director Tom Williams is in place to talk about TV’s creative future.
Together with a panel of some of the best UX / UI designers working in television today, Tom will be tackling the big question of 'what is TV going to look like over the next five to ten years'.
The session will explore how to visually present the increasingly complex entertainment and lifestyle ecosystem to the public.
The two day conference is a global gathering for executives, technologists and creative’s working in the Interactive and Multiplatform Television industry, and as UX / UI specialists, we’re proud to be the show’s design sponsors.
If you’re at the event, get involved in the debate and say hello.
The Dragons of Design: What Is TV Becoming and How Do We Design for It?
4:15-5:10PM, Wednesday June 11th
Forum Room, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts (YBCA)
With more channels of linear programming than ever before and the inexorable rise of video-on-demand and cloud-based DVR services; with OTT services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Prime Instant Video streaming content to the TV; with the mind-boggling diversity of devices connected to TV; with the explosion of TV apps and social feeds enhancing programs in real time; with interactive services that turn the TV into a hub for audience participation, home automation, gaming and personal lifestyle feeds; with voice, gesture, and touch controls reducing friction--what is TV going to look like over the next five to ten years?
This session, which brings together some of the most prominent UX/UI designers working in television today--the "Dragons of Design"--will explore how to visually present this increasingly complex entertainment and lifestyle ecosystem to the madding crowd. Questions to be addressed include: How will we aggregate our content options and present them in a clean, intuitive, uncluttered and understandable interface? What does personalized TV look like? How do we take the friction out of search and discovery? And many more. Panelists include:
Channing Dawson Senior Advisor, Scripps Networks (Moderator)
Olivier Lacour Senior Director of Design, Cisco Service Provider Video Technology Group
Patrick Newbery Chief Strategy Officer, Method
Dewey Reid VP/Executive Creative Director, CNN
Margret Schmidt Chief Design Officer/VP of Design and Engineering, TiVo
Thomas Williams User Experience Director, Ostmodern