Article for HbbTV on German Wikipedia improved
Over the last weeks I did a lot of improvements on the HbbTV page of German Wikipedia. Many outdated or false statements are now removed, and a decent introduction as well as sections on history, user interaction and technology have been added. I hope that more experts will join the work to further improve the article.
Workshop in Tucson on Archetypal Patterns
The Assisi Institute for archetypal patterns has hosted a workshop in Tucson, Arizona. As one of the 40 participants I got an intense and inspiring introduction on patterns which are common to nature, psyche and culture in parallel. Studying such patterns may bring valuable insight for the enhancement of system design processes such as user modelling or interaction design.
Specification for HbbTV Operator Applications published
The HbbTV association has finalized and published its Operator Applications Specification which allows TV providers to design and implement a branded and enhanced user experience as an application on set-top boxes and SmartTVs. After a lot of work in the HbbTV requirements group, specification group and testing group I am particularly happy that we have been able to finalize this specification in time for device production in 2018. I am convinced that the cooperation between content providers and device manufacturers, which is required for operator applications, will lead to a wide range of innovative media services.
Award “Freelancer of the Year” received
The German society for self-employed IT professionals (DBITS) and the German magazine for IT Freelancers have honored me with the award “IT Freelancer of the Year 2017.” DBITS represents the IT professionals towards politics, and it supports companies to set up secure contracts with freelancers.