Designing for TV
Sharing high quality resources that help designers build amazing apps for tv.
It's tricky to design an app for TV. I found this out the hard way. There’s scarce documentation, and much fewer designers to ask for help. So I helped myself. I invented Big Screen Ui. My mission was to make it easy to build amazing TV apps.
I'm only just getting started, but here are a few initiatives I've started to realize my mission.
This was a fast, cheap outlet for me to express my ideas about TV design. My goal is simple. Get through to designers. Show them that TV can be an awesome, inspiring platform to design for. View Blog
Another early idea was to collect screenshots of apps that I liked. I curated the best user flows, interactions and interfaces on tvOS, Android TV, Fire TV and even Roku platforms, and shared them with the design community.
tvOS GUI Kit
My second idea was to create a free Sketch template that makes it easy to create beautiful apps for Apple TV. Check out the tvOS GUI Kit.
I have a number of projects in the pipeline. I strongly believe Roku is in desperate need of higher quality tools, guides and plugins so that designers can build better apps for the platform.