Designing for Television, Part 1

An introduction to the basic ingredients of a TV UI

Molly Lafferty
Aug 24, 2016 · 8 min read

The Display

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Navigation

Clockwise from top left: Netflix TV app, Hulu Plus on Playstation, iTunes Store on Apple TV, AMC on Apple TV
Apple TV (top) uses a shadow and z-axis position for its cursor, while HBO GO (bottom) uses a blue stroke

Input

From left to right: Logitech Harmony, Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV
An Xbox One controller (L) and a Playstation 4 controller (R)

Typography

Color

4K Future

Source

Prototyping

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We help companies design products for mobile & beyond. Our studio is located in Brooklyn, NY.