UI personality for AIR for TV applications

Here’s another user interface design consideration for AIR for TV applications. (This and other tips will be incorporated soon into Adobe online documentation).

This tip considers that users of AIR for TV applications are typically seeking TV quality entertainment in a fun and relaxed environment. They are not necessarily knowledgeable about computers or technology.

Therefore, design AIR for TV applications with the following characteristics:

  • Do not use technical terms.
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  • Avoid modal dialogs.  Modal dialogs confuse some users.
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  • Use friendly, informal instructions appropriate for a living room environment, not a work or technical environment.
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  • Use graphics that have the high production quality that TV watchers expect.