Samsung TV Application SDK UX Guideline

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Samsung_TV_Application_SDK_UX_Guideline_1.0 – Version 1.0


1. Design Principles
– TV screen should not contain too much information.
– Accurate navigation for user operation
– Actions like Move, Return, Enter must be clear
– TV is using a restricted control method “Remote Control”
– Consistency of Button Operations (ex; Green: Sorting or Preference, Yellow: Check or Release
– Consistency of Screen Layout, must secure the area; title on the top, Navigation Help at the bottom
– To provide good feedback, focused status and selected status displays separately.
– When change the screen, bring a loading animation on screen

2. TV Remote Control Button Operations (America)

3. Application Layouts
– (Mandatory) Navigation Help area must be secured at the bottom of screen and popup
– (Mandatory) Names of icons for assigned functions must be shown.
– The rules of remote control

– Follow the order of Color > Playback > TOOLS > Directions > ENTER > RETURN
– Color buttons are displayed in order of RED (A) > GREEN (B) > TELLOW (C) > BLUE (D)

4. Policy on popup windows
– When a popup window is displayed, the background area becomes inactivated status
– Action Window: double function lists, GUI buttons such as “Yes/No”, “Confirm”, and Text message input area; it should have Title area and Navigation Help area, and displaying either of them is not allowed
– Message Box: to provide feedback about changes of user input or system status; Title and Navigation Help are not indicated; information area and GUI buttons like “Yes/No” or “Confirm”
– Mini Popup Window: it does not contain Title and Navigation Help; it should provide information or selections only.
– Screen Duration

5. Text Input
– A keypad is created when input field is located on screen and highlights are placed on that area.
– If need to use a keypad, keypad area should be considered in advance.

6. Icon Display





7. Navigation Help

8. Font Application Rules

9. Creating Icons

One thought on “Samsung TV Application SDK UX Guideline

  1. How can we set a custom icon for an application instead of that icon with the question mark on it and that red band of “user” ?

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