Next gen TV experience wherever and whenever you want it
Any content, anywhere, any time
Started watching a movie in the train on your iPad and you’d like to continue watching it on your TV now that you’re home? No problem, with Horizon 4 you can just swipe up on your tablet and your movie will appear on the big screen in front of you! Just one way to ensure a fluid interaction between the different channels and to make sure that these multiple devices feel, look and act like one family.
'Ziggo's new media box is a breath of fresh air'
Just one of the quotes from Eos Box reviews around the web
Simplifying the UI for a faster, more satisfying user experience
Our work is part of an ongoing project at Liberty Global to improve entertainment product experiences in line with customer expectations. As part of the team, we contributed to this work by helping to identify opportunities for improvement and designing useful and consistent solutions. This work culminates with the launch of Horizon 4. Now, your favorite content is just a few clicks away. Even more important: we put the user in control. All this adds up to a simple, clear and coherent experience. Just how we all like it!
““Our collaboration with Hike One started 4,5 years ago with two designers, and quickly grew providing our product development teams with embedded design resources. The redesign of our Horizon TV platform has been a success so far: our customers rate their TV experience highly and we see many reviews praising the functionality and ease-of-use of the UI.””
One product, multiple brands
One of the biggest challenges was to provide a multi brand solution for Liberty Global’s operating brands. With millions of customers in Liberty’s base, it’s fair to say that a lot of stakeholders were involved in the project.
A smart design system
The single software platform had to be consistently deployed but still reflect the countries' brands and functional needs. To cater for this efficiently and easily, we came up with a design library to minimize inconsistencies in the design process. Fixed names for documents, pre-designed elements that are easily traceable in the design system and a more smooth communication structure: only when the foundation is right, the product can be right, too.
Different brand, same effortless experience
To cater for working with different brand efficiently and easily, we came up with a design library to minimize inconsistencies in the design process. Fixed names for documents, pre-designed elements that are easily traceable in the design system and a more smooth communication structure: only when the foundation is right, the product can be right, too.
“We decided to use a design library to eliminate the possibility of design inconsistencies. In the end this helped us speed up the design process for new screens, but also simplified changing existing components.”
Enriching the experience through subtle animation
Performance is a key indicator for user experience. Using animation to show that something is loading or to create a smoother transition can greatly improve the ‘feel’ of an interface. So we put a lot of effort in getting these animations just right.