An Integrated Experience
Gracenote expanded into sports data via acquisition. To demonstrate how
sports data integrates with video data, a "sports experience bar" was built
for the Gracenote Lounge at CES 2015.
The sports experience area included 2 flat screen TVs (with live TV service)
and a bar (serving beer, of course). On the bar were iPads and Android phones
running the Sports Data demo.
The Sports Data demo pulled live data from APIs to present a sports
tailored remote control - visitors could use the iPads to check on real-time
scores or the play-by-play of any live NBA or NHL game. The Android phones
were equipped with IR blasters, so if there was a live broadcast, the visitor
could tune in to watch the game.
In addition to planning and designing the application(s), I "scripted" the
experience to serve as an "break" for the weary convention-goer. Guests were
encouraged to grab a drink, check on their favorite team and perhaps watch
the game without being subject to a sales pitch.