Time: January 19, 2012 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Citizen Space, San Francisco
Street: 425 2nd St Ste 300
City/Town: San Francisco
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q…
Event Type: presentation, +, workshop
Organized By: Luca Candela
Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2012
for rsvp please go to http://www.meetup.com/sfbayux/events/44684422/
The UX of TV
Tonight we have an incredible treat for everybody: Olivier Lacour from NDS is going to talk about the principles and the practice of designing 10ft interfaces for set-top-boxes type of devices and interactive TV sets.
After an introduction to the history of TV UX and an exposition of the unique challenges and contraints of this medium, Olivier will demo, then talk about the Snowflake UI, and explain design goals and visions behind it, and will talk in depth about the design process followed to achieve those goals.
After the presentation, Olivier will issue (and judge) a Design Challenge that will be up to the super talented UX Eye members to solve and present in exchange for glory, fame... well, maybe just an applause and the recognition of your peers!
About the speaker
Olivier Lacour is responsible for NDS’ Studio Design department which is based primarily out of France. Olivier joined NDS in 2002 and has played an essential role in developing and strengthening software and hardware design activities for the company ever since.
Olivier’s design team is responsible for the multi-award winning NDS Snowflake designer user interface, recently awarded the Janus Award du Service from l’Institut Francais du Design and the famous Red Dot Award.
Prior to joining NDS, Olivier spent 7 years at Gedeon as a TV show director and web & broadcast design director for a large number of French and worldwide TV channels.
Olivier graduated from ISG Business School and achieved a strategy and marketing degree.
NDS Group Ltd. creates the technologies and applications that enable pay-TV operators to securely deliver digital content to TV STBs (set-top boxes), DVRs (digital video recorders), PCs, mobiles and other multimedia devices. Over 90 of the world’s leading pay-TV platforms rely on NDS solutions to protect and enhance their business.
NDS’ VideoGuard® is the world’s market-leading content and service protection solution, deployed in 114 million pay-TV households. VideoGuard conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) technologies safeguard pay-TV service revenues exceeding $50 billion. NDS middleware, which enables a host of advanced services for subscribers, has been deployed on 206 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, is a leader in the global industry with 45 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 30th September 2011).
Headquartered in the UK, with over 5000 employees, NDS remains committed to investing in technology and development with over 75% of its employees dedicated to pioneering work at development centres in France, India, Israel, Korea, UK and US.