July (15 posts)
Tuesday 2 September 2014, 09:27
Each ‘sprint’ focuses on a specific design challenge. And because ‘sprinting’ is so quick, we explore a range of ideas in a relatively short space of time. That's the theory. But like any bit of design thinking, the real insight came from trying it out and testing it in practice.
Wednesday 6 August 2014, 09:09
You may be wondering what the DiT's are doing if the developers are creating all the automation code?
Friday 25 July 2014, 07:25
After the success of the Chromecast integration in BBC iPlayer, we had a opportunity to take all of the multi-stream content from the BBC Sport website and provide our users with a new way of viewing this summer’s live sporting events on the big screen
Thursday 24 July 2014, 13:27
I am pleased to announce that we have now awarded framework agreements to a number of successful digital suppliers.
Thursday 24 July 2014, 11:58
Another had a young woman programmer, fingertips seemingly glued to her device, churning out code as if she was typing a well-rehearsed story.
Tuesday 22 July 2014, 20:12
We have a system comprising 58 application servers and 10 database servers that provides programme and clip metadata. This data powers various BBC iPlayer applications for the devices that we support (which is over 1200 and counting) as well as modules of programme information and clips on many sites...
Tuesday 22 July 2014, 14:04
We have to take a pragmatic stance when triaging defects. Some may well be prioritised for fixing in the current or forthcoming release (which is great news) whilst others may not be deemed important enough for us to expend effort fixing (which is not so great).
Wednesday 16 July 2014, 11:40
This event highlighted opportunities at BBC Future Media for top female tech talent and encouraged honest discussions around bridging the gender gap in technology.
Tuesday 15 July 2014, 09:13
The same elastic computing and cloud storage meant we could also remove all limits in content production for BBC iPlayer. We have doubled the total number of hours of video available and have increased the number of HD hours by almost 700%
Monday 14 July 2014, 08:56
This is a blog post about the development of the recently launched BBC iWonder brand. It’s about how we took user centred designs, a strong editorial proposition and product leadership and created a brand.