The following page was printed from RemoteCentral.com:
Before you continue!This file area has been replaced with a newer one!
As of 2011, this section is no longer being updated, and some files may show as unavailable. For free access to all of these downloads and many newer ones, visit our NEW file area at: http://files.remotecentral.com
You are currently browsing through the Philips Pronto NG TSU3000, TSU3500, RU950, RU960, ProntoPro NG TSU7000, TSU7500, RU980, RU990, Marantz RC5400 & RC9500 file area. To return to the beginning click here.
|[ < Back | Next > ]
[ Page: 1 ]
|Sort by: [ Title | Date | Author ]|
For: Philips ProntoPro NG
By: Brian Hauer
Contest Entry #03: Simple TheaterMy approach to developing the user interface for my ProntoPro NG was focused on practicality and function. The PPNG's utility, in my opinion, comes from its many hard buttons--allowing a user to issue commands without looking down at the remote. My design therefore tries to use the hard buttons for the most common operations: arrow navigation, chapter advance, home page, the "TiVo" button, and so on.
I believe the most practical user interface for an entertainment system is one that focuses on activities rather than devices. The design I've implemented hides the devices that are merely providing "output" (namely the receiver and the television). The activities are roughly analogous to "input" devices (DVD player, DirecTivo, GameCube, and music). However, the user interfaces for these activities are often sparse--limited to only those remote control features I have ever utilized while engaged in an activity. If I'm playing GameCube, I only care about controlling inputs, adjusting the volume, and switching the television aspect.
Where possible, I have tried to keep buttons that provide a given function across multiple activities in roughly the same place. For example, a "Go"... (more)
|Return to the index of all files,|
or search for even more files by this author.
Share with the remote control community
by uploading a file to Remote Central!