Optimizing Usability on Video Streaming Devices and Smart TV’s

  • Sahar Tanabian
  • Moe Tanabian
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 373)


This presentation will provide a study of usability aspects for four Video Streaming Devices (VSD’s) including Apple TV, Vizio Co-Star Google TV, Hisense Pulse Google TV, and Roku 3devices. The objective is to show the evaluation of user experience on these devices across multiple usability dimensions; and compile a list of what works best and what needs to improve in each device to compile a list of guidelines for designing better-optimized UX.

We employ Cognitive Walkthrough techniques to evaluate the usability aspects of each device. We selected a group of common tasks to make our evaluation more objective, and comparison more precise. We hope that these results can be used as a checklist for UX designers when designing Video Streaming Devices.


Usability User Experience Cognitive Walkthrough Smart TV Testing 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sahar Tanabian
    • 1
  • Moe Tanabian
    • 2
  1. 1.San Jose State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Intuigence GroupIrvineUSA

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