We've just unveiled the BBC micro:bit – an entry level, pocket-sized computer that children can program to do all sorts of fun and clever things. It's an awesome project, which I've felt privileged to be involved with during the early phases, helping turn an aspiration into something our partners can bring to life. I've been literally itching to share some insight on that process, how that happened, and a little of what's under the hood.
200th edition of Weeknotes, jam packed bumper special!
A brief outline of BBC research & development's facilities four years on from setting up the North Lab in MediaCityUK
Launch of the Homefront explorer on Taster, Eurovision song contest prototyping, testing speech to text and recruiting for a user study on attitudes towards serendipitous discovery.
A new way to enjoy and understand BBC dramas on the web
A review of BBC R&D's Sound Now & Next event
Specially developed app allows guests at Wembley to control their own replays
User testing, CODAM and the dangers of idioms
Hyperaudio's Mark Boas talks about the future of communication
Atomised News, Highlights, W3C, MediaScape and Speech to Text
This week, the Walls Have Eyes, the News is atomised and Stories have arcs.
The audio team has been out in the in the woods. Read why ….
What opportunities for completely new forms of content do smart watches present to the BBC?