Direct TV Remote

ImageThroughout the years, the TV remote evolved from having only a couple buttons to close almost hundred. The very first remotes only had buttons that allowed the user to only turn the TV on or off, turn the volume up or down, and also allowing to change the channel either up or down. Now a days the user can accomplish many more tasks compared to the early versions like viewing a channel guide to preview what is on each channel. Above is my Direct TV remote that I use everyday when watching TV. It a nice sleek design and is relatively simplicity in the amount of buttons. It is very usable in the sense that buttons you commonly use are position more towards the lower half for easy finger access. However, there are several improvements that could be made. For example, the colored buttons are still confusing and give no clue to what they do unless you randomly press them by accident. Also buttons like active or list are confusing to the user since many users may not have an idea what entails after pressing them. With some minor tweaks this remote could have better functionality.


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