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Stupid Usability #49

Xfinity Bookmarks

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 5/5/2014

From the mind of Terri Ebert, Graphic Designer at High Monkey:

Xfinity on Demand is a really cool feature I get with my Comcast package. I downloaded their app on my iPad and I can watch movies and TV shows on it. They have a pretty extensive selection.

When scrolling through all the available options, you can “bookmark” movies. This is a very small feature, which most people probably miss. It’s just a small outline of a bookmark when you click to view a movie’s information.



If you want to bookmark it, you click it and it is highlighted in white.



Then, when you go back to the big list, if you want to see your bookmarked movies, you click on the little highlighted icon and a little drop down list comes up. This drop down list is the problem. It only allows you to see three movies at a time, and you can’t remove items from the list until you click on the actual movie. There is an “edit” option on it, but don’t be fooled, it doesn’t take you anywhere. If you have, say, 50 bookmarked movies, you have to scroll through the entire list to see all of them.



I think that when you click on the bookmark icon, it should take you to a list similar to how they display all their movies. It’s just your bookmarked collection. That way you can see more of what you bookmarked at one time and you’d be able to un-bookmark if you wished.
 

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Posted: 5/5/2014 12:00:00 AM by Brian Haukos | with 0 comments