J:COM, Japan’s largest telecom company in terms of number of users, announced the launch of its J:COM Smart Box set-top box. J:COM is always looking for the best balance between (technical) innovation and user convenience, partly due to the great variation within its target group (young to old).
A remote with characteristic interactions
The remote control forms a bridge between the various users and the advanced graphical user interface (GUI). The key principles for the remote control are: compact, navigation by touch, and user-friendliness. Due to the great number of buttons, the previous remote was seen as very unfriendly by the consumer. The new design tackles exactly these problematic aspects.