December 10, 2004

The PVRBlog Interview: Ten Questions with TiVo's Director of User Experience, Margret Schmidt

Originally posted by yatta from unmediated, reBlogged by ts

This past summer, I was building some new website interfaces (it’s part of my day job) and thinking about TiVo’s combination of power and simplicity in their interface and I got to thinking about all the things I wished I could ask someone about the TiVo UI but was afraid to ask. Then I realized I could track down someone at TiVo HQ and corner them for an interview. Thanks to a few designer friends in the Bay Area, I ended up speaking directly to the top, the head honcho of all that is TiVo User Experience, Margret Schmidt.

Margret was kind enough to answer ten questions about how TiVo’s UI was originally developed, how new features are added, and how the sound UI came to be, among others. I’m grateful for TiVo and Margret taking the time to do this, so without further adieu, here’s the interview:

(Continued at PVRBlog)

Via unmediated