33 posts about UXD on this blog
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.
Wednesday 9 July 2014, 12:35
While positioned in the GEL [http://www.bbc.co.uk/gel] team, I was involved in producing design guidelines to inform our web-based products across the BBC. One such guideline gives recommendations on how to optimise our products for touch input (in simple terms, to make things ‘touch-friendly’).
Tuesday 8 July 2014, 10:19
some wrods here
Wednesday 25 June 2014, 08:21
A source of near-constant frustration for internet users seems to be non-functioning or otherwise absent codecs. Media found online can often prompt a dreaded error message when put through our playback devices.
Tuesday 17 June 2014, 14:32
We have made the decision to appoint a smaller roster than we have in the past. This was because we wanted to make sure that if an agency was selected, they would have a reasonable expectation of getting work from the BBC, as well as a greater opportunity to build long-term working relationships with...
Thursday 15 May 2014, 12:24
How much do we really know about the human body? While part of the BBC News Visual Journalism team I had the opportunity to design an online feature about the fascinating and complex Body Clock.
Thursday 8 May 2014, 15:28
We started out with the structure of a guide. It had to be completely scalable, both in user experience and the way we wrote the code. Our first 3 fortnightly sprints (working under the Agile Methodology) were focussed largely on responsive navigation and how each step of the guide would be displayed...
Tuesday 6 May 2014, 07:31
We focused on the core concept and tried to get it right. I didn’t create loads of formal UX deliverables. But I still killed a lot of trees by making quick sketches. We built a prototype to validate ideas and user journeys but not with any high fidelity visual design.
Monday 17 March 2014, 11:34
There are around 1,200 hours of content available on BBC iPlayer at any one time... So exposing the breadth of content available, without getting in the way of those users who have come with something specific in mind, was a key consideration.
Tuesday 4 March 2014, 10:41
You can see how the responsive site works at different screen sizes on desktop by adjusting the size of your browser window to see how the content automatically flows and re-adjusts to the screen size i.e. it is one site that works across all screens.
Thursday 27 February 2014, 11:47
As of today the homepages for individual programmes, known as the brand page, have been relaunched with a new design. This design is responsive, making it flexible for all devices and joins the A-Z, Category and Schedule pages that were built this way last year.
Tuesday 25 February 2014, 08:30
In June last year we published a draft of the BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines. Since then we've been listening to feedback, reviewing the standards and guidelines, and refining techniques so that today the standards can finally come out of draft.
Friday 20 December 2013, 09:39
We’ve found that much of the original code deployed has had to be refactored to allow for styling differences to be applied rapidly across indexes on all 27 of the language sites in a way that works at all different types of browsers.
Tuesday 19 November 2013, 09:00
We currently support 438 different screen resolutions on over 1000 Android devices. The key challenge here was to produce a design that scales, rather than bespoke solutions for both iPhone and iPad.
Thursday 19 September 2013, 15:35
BBC User Experience & Design (UX&D) are very excited to offer the chance for world class user experience and design agencies of all sizes and specialisms to join our new BBC Digital Design Services roster.
Tuesday 10 September 2013, 10:10
Our design challenge was to create an app that was simple to use, fun to interact with and scalable for an audience driven by image led navigation and reliant on large hit states.
Thursday 22 August 2013, 13:51
While other microphone icon examples take a modern representation, we thought that a nod towards an iconic, classic design felt more appropriate for the BBC.
Wednesday 31 July 2013, 11:14
These pages are the first within Sport to fully embrace responsive web design (RWD) - that is, the pages adapt to the device they are presented on whether that is a mobile, tablet, desktop or anything else in between.
Tuesday 23 July 2013, 09:26
Software design is complex. Even with a strong voice from the product owner, the detail around interaction patterns and behaviours can be lost-in-translation between Business Analyst, Designer, and Developer.
Friday 28 June 2013, 12:06
I helped create an interactive infographic that depicts Voyager’s journey through our Solar System and a calculator feature that allows users to compare their commute time with Voyager’s journey. The feature also provides information about the celestial objects and different points of interest Voyager...
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