Unsleeping TV: Always-On-Screen Concept Using Bi-stable Display
Bi-Stable Display, a paradigm-shifting technology that can utterly change the screen culture, is getting developed.
Unlike previous display technologies such as LCD and PDP, this technology does not consume much power nor
shorten the apparatus’ life, even when the screen is on for a long time. Thus, there is no need to turn off the screen.
Always-on-screen presents whole new possibilities compared to previous services and studies. This study presents the concept of Unsleeping TV using Bi-Stable Display. Although this concept is applicable to various types of screens, this study focused on large TV screens. By analyzing users of previous large TV through user-centric research methodology, we draw possible areas where Unsleeping TV can be used. Also, we propose four concepts in accordance with those areas, which are as follow: Wake up Device, Like a Furniture, Hub, Program Navigator.