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Designing Menus with DVD Studio Pro by John Skidgel

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Research, Interaction Design, and Usability

The three disciplines listed in the title of this chapter help you craft the viewer’s experience when watching and interacting with a DVD. This chapter is a primer on how to plan the interface and apply good interface design principles.

This chapter presents the following topics.

Conducting research

Designing interaction and navigation

Prototyping

Usability testing

Process

When someone mentions process, others tend to yawn, myself included. Joking aside, a well-defined process shortens development and improves the quality of the overall project. Although the DVD production process covers many steps between inception and the shiny disc, I’m going to cover only the interface and visual design ...

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