Media Center UX, Showtime Interactive

For the 2007 launch of Microsoft Windows Vista, Showtime Interactive partnered with Method to create their Online Media showcase for the Vista Media Center. The Showtime Interactive application is a taste of things to come: a peek into that world where your television and the Internet converge. It features a deep content source (full length high-def movies and TV shows, trailers and video extras, trivia) and free browsing for all Windows Vista users.

The application is built entirely in MCML, Microsoft’s proprietary development language for the Media Center, and draws from Microsoft’s Media Center Software Development Kit (SDK) project, which I was also a key designer for. I collaborated closely Method design, producing interaction models and visual UI design solutions. I also worked directly with the head of Showtime Interactive TV to ensure the visual design was in line with current branding initiatives. 

This interactive TV application was nominated for a 2008 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.

Date: 2007
Client: Showtime Interactive
Role: Art Director, Senior Designer (Visual, UX)
Tags: Desktop, TV