ARE ALL TV REMOTE CONTROLS BAD?

July 13th, 2018, 5:43 am

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Sẹo lõm hình thành do những tổn thương trên bề mặt da, vậy có giải pháp nào khắc phục được tình trạng sẹo lõm không? Sẹo rỗ (sẹo lõm) hình thành phần lớn do mụn trứng cá: Sau quá trình bị mụn bọc hoặc mụn trứng cá nếu không giữ vệ sinh các nốt mụn, tự ý nặn mụn gây ra tình trạng bị viêm nhiễm. Ngay khi mới hình thành sẹo rỗ, dễ nhận thấy là sẹo vẫn còn nhỏ, nông chân sẹo còn non nên nếu điều trị kịp thời thì sẽ nhanh lành lại. Như vậy, ngoài việc sử dụng các cách trị sẹo lõm trên mặt tại nhà bằng nguyên liệu thiên nhiên, việc sử dụng kem bôi chuyên biệt cho sẹo cũng là cách cho hiệu quả không kém, thậm chí còn hiệu quả cao hơn.
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Người ta sẽ dùng những đầu kim với kích cỡ siêu nhỏ để động lên bề mặt da. Từ đấy tạo nên những thương tổn giả nhằm kích thích tế bào sản sinh collagen và elesstin và thúc đẩy làn da điều tiết làm đầy sẹo rỗ, thu nhỏ lỗ chân lông, làm trẻ hóa da, giúp da sáng mịn hơn. Vì thế, khi bị sẹo, bạn có thể sử dụng tinh dầu cây ngải đắng để sữa chữa tình trạng xấu xí của các vết sẹo nhé, đặc biệt là với những vết sẹo cũ hoặc các vết sẹo quá khó coi.

Mật ong được thiên nhiên ban tặng cho chị em với nhiều công dụng tốt trong việc làm đẹp da. Mật ong thường được kết hợp với sữa chua, chanh, dầu oliu, bột nghệ… để tạo nên mặt nạ dưỡng da, trị mụn hiệu quả dành cho chị em. Tuy nhiên, nhiều chị em còn chưa biến đến tác dụng trị sẹo rỗ bằng mật ong. Ngoài ra, để được điều trị sẹo rỗ 1 cách nhanh nhất thì bạn có thể tham khảo thêm các phương pháp tại Dạ Yến Thảo spa để được tư vấn cụ thể và chi tiết nhất.
Tuy nhiên, cần phải kiên trì chữa trị thì tình trạng sẹo mới được cải thiện. Còn bã rau má bạn sử dụng để đắp trực tiếp lên vùng da bị sẹo rỗ khoảng 20 phút rồi rửa mặt sạch với nước lạnh. Trước đây, mặt rỗ không thể chữa được bằng những liệu pháp từ thiên nhiên, sử dụng mỹ phẩm chỉ là giải pháp tức thời, chưa kể, chúng có thể để lại nhiều di chứng nặng nề khác trên da. Vì vậy, nhiều người luôn băn khoăn liệu mặt rỗ có chữa được không và chữa được bằng phương pháp nào thì an toàn và hiệu quả.

Sự kết hợp giữa bột ngọc trai và mật ong sẽ tạo thành một hỗn hợp trị sẹo rỗ rất tốt, đồng thời còn giúp da mềm mịn và trắng sáng lên trông thấy. Từ đó, giúp tái tạo cấu trúc da, làm lành mô biểu bì và kích thích tăng sinh collagen, elastin và các chất nền cần thiết làm đầy sẹo rỗ nhanh chóng. Bước 3: Dùng bông gòn sạch chấm xung quanh các vết sẹo rỗ, giữ nguyên khoảng 10-15 phút rồi rửa mặt lại với nước.

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Did anyone define "good"? I mean, other than a mind reading remote.

Also, was there any discussion on why they are all "bad"? Not the superficial "difficult to use" crap, but actual root cause. Why is it difficult to use? Why are there too many features.

And finally, this is not a new phenomena. Was there any discussion about what can be done, or was there just a lot wringing of hands and general smugness?
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Defining why something is bad is useful.

For example I've used Logitech remotes and LG remotes that I've found to be rather good.

In general: All remotes which serve to be "universal" will be burdened with extra functionality that many users may not use. The flip side would be something like the Apple remote which requires every function to be either handled on screen, or by another controller.

Is having something "universal" bad? Most complex home theater remotes (AV receivers tend to be the worst offenders) are stuck with hundreds of functions. How do I change inputs across 8 devices? How do I switch between an Xbox and a Cable box? How do I control my smart TV features which are now often based on uniquely designed apps?

It's easy to say "oh I could design a better solution" until you realize the number of variables and eliminating those variables to make the product good for your target might just alienate a power user like me who has a whole shelf of expensive AV equipment.

Ultimately the problem with teaching your mum is that she isn't just using the TV. She's using the TV, the "computer" inside, the cable box, the stereo, the VCR, the DVD player. Even with my mother in law who only has to use the TV and the Youtube TV app she struggles because the app has library, live TV, suggested TV and not just "Channel up or down"
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Could’ve been interesting pumping the discussion and be followed up with a little solving phase, just to get to the core problems like iab says. I think (one of) the problem with remotes is that they always have to evolve in a ecosystem of constantly changing and always adding “new” functions and make sure they work well with every product a consumer might attach to a tv screen. Maybe it’s matter of evolution on how obsolete functions will disappear towards a virtual UI/UX and the remote just being the hard nexus. And the story about purchasing a blank remote control to just attach a sticker feels like disrespecting design in general.
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The core problem is cost vs perceived value. Having run up that hill many times. I worked on 4 remotes I've been proud of and many many more that have been brand slapped "credit card remotes".

When I've been successful at convincing organizations to do something with integrity has been when I've made a clear case around these 3 points:

1) improved UX leading to higher amazon reviews, critical reviews, and other peer reviews (increased NPS)
2) improved industrial design leading to remote being left out (not hidden) and not replaced (not integrated into a third party universal remote)
3) increased cost being negligible if tooling can be amortized across portfolio (IE use the same remote for everything, takes a lot of feature planning)

The design principles I've used to evaluate the designs themselves are:

1) feature prioritization (making most frequently used features most dominant)
2) tactile navigation for high priority features (feel your way to key features without looking)
3) recognizing remote is the only physical touchpoint for the product so adding both visual and physical mass in a sculptural way

From there you can start concepting, evaluating, user testing, and refining and minimize the whiny complaining and personal bias
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Arriving in yet another anodyne hotel room and reaching for the remote, I always think of this:

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For the sake of curiosity, do you remember if it was a cable company's remote?

A major problem that I've observed in my short tenure in the video industry is that the cheap off the shelf solutions are all that OEM cable companies were willing to spend money on for a long time. Since they generally have minimal competition and are including remotes for free with a subscription, they've had no incentive to apply design solutions focused on UX. Additionally there are tons of back end services and other devices that often make extra buttons a necessity. I mean pairing all of the devices that may be in a theater into one remote and having enough feedback to allow confidence that everything is indeed paired is a logistic nightmare.

A lot of this is changing though. With the new up and comers like Roku (who has a great remote) , big enterprises are doing all they can to stop the cord cutting. The company I work for very recently started applying real design thinking to improve the UX and the brand as a whole. So hopefully, remote controls will become significantly better very soon across the board.
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I actually enjoy the Samsung Smart tv remote...
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Re: ARE ALL TV REMOTE CONTROLS BAD?

August 9th, 2018, 11:23 am

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Here are a couple of remote projects I executed while working for Dish Network over a decade ago.
The silver remotes (in various configurations based on number of TV's in the house) were the default offering, and the dark gray remote was offered as an 'easy to operate' option. The silver remotes were universal, controlling up to 4 devices. The gray remote controlled a TV and the set top box.
Universal Remote = complex (evil)
Simple Remote = less complex (less evil)
Each of these projects came with a load of requirements and conditions, including legacy concerns, usability and interface issues, set top box interfaces, etc.
But our over riding criteria for design were almost identical to these from YO:

1) feature prioritization (making most frequently used features most dominant)
2) tactile navigation for high priority features (feel your way to key features without looking)
3) recognizing remote is the only physical touchpoint for the product so adding both visual and physical mass in a sculptural way

While the success of the final design is up for debate, those remote control projects were great design problems.
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I remember when those came out! I think Dish and the TiVo remote really pushed that idea of being unmistakable in the "remote bin" which is really good, especially if you want to be the primary remote. The remotes I worked on for Polk and Definitive were sometimes tossed as the products had IR learn features and later HDMi added pass through commands for power and volume, relegating the remote to occasional use for bass,voice and EQ modes.... but, still fun projects. Super challenging because of the BOM constraints!

The Roku remotes that frog initially and then I think Bold or New Deal designed were also interesting with the little Roku tag on them. It gave the remotes some personality.
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Only remote I've ever seen that doesn't suck:

It's actually also a universal (B&O) remote for several types of TV/Audio systems, plus it's cast (?) metal so has great weight.



Had one of these with a TV while living in DK. Haven't tried any of the newer ones.

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Re: ARE ALL TV REMOTE CONTROLS BAD?

August 10th, 2018, 12:41 am

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Oh man, designing a remote control sounds like a dream/ nightmarish project..some remotes I just stole for a brief research session.
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-I used to think that the Apple remote was pretty clever until I realized that most of the functionality is outsourced to the app creators, so invariably it becomes a game of find the function , and every app developer has a different UI... My dad who has poor vision, no patience and seems to have declared war on technology hates it, he gave me his apple tv.

- The other ones, the one in the far right is old enough to have a vcr function, it's interesting that they all have the same round selector (is it enter, select, return or ok?) , number pads and mystery buttons, plus the expected vol up down and power, of course they are still evolving so everything is in different places and the same functions have different names and button shapes, icons ,etc.

- They all reek of feature creep and are both inscrutable and paradoxical, I could go on but no ones is paying me and my break is over, butI think I would start by designing something that would fit in between the apple tv and the rest, then be murdered by marketing or other departments.
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Re: ARE ALL TV REMOTE CONTROLS BAD?

August 10th, 2018, 7:17 am

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Here's your design brief:

I need to preview what's on 300 channels for at least 3 weeks out
I need to know info about all of those shows, brief and indepth
I need to record 1 show or the whole series
I need to randomly channel surf
I need to quickly go to favorites
I need volume
I need mute
I need to exit
I need to go back and forward
I need to manage recorded/on demand content (save, delete, forward to other device)
I need categories for recorded/on demand content
I need to search recorded/on demand
I need to play, pause, rewind, fast forward, repeat content
I need shortcut keys
I need power
I need to change settings
I need access to apps
I need to navigate apps

There is absolutely no creep in that list. That is what is used on a weekly basis. No whining. No sanctimony. Good luck.

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August 11th, 2018, 6:52 pm

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Yes, they all suck. Not as bad as thermostats in the pre-Nest era, but they have much to improve.

Whatever else it has, it needs to:
*Have backlighting
*Protect the user from accidentally clicking on the dangerous Power, Stop, Skip (|<< / >>|), Exit, or Eject commands. This means a tactile or physical separation from safer commands like Play, Scan (<< / >>), and Pause.

A truly great device would combine touchscreen and really good tactile buttons. Some logitech units come close.

I'd love to see the return of Sony's jog/shuttle dial.

Rubberized coating is a plus for grip and not sliding on leather.

A beeper for finding in between sofa cushions.

Put all these things together you could have a pretty amazing unit.
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