Designing Connected Media Spaces for Evolving Audiences: A BBC R&D and Royal College of Art Collaboration
In the Spring of 2011 BBC R&D's User Experience Design team undertook a pilot collaboration with the Royal College of Art in London.
For one month students from the Innovation Design Engineering and History of Design courses worked with BBC R&D staff members to produce concepts and prototypes for future development. The topics covered included intergenerational content, cross device experiences and interaction in the future connected home.
Below is a short video about the project which gives a flavour of the kind of work done. You can read more about the collaboration itself in a previous blog post.
Over the next few months we will be developing a couple of the concepts through to working prototypes for testing and evaluation.
Both the Kinaesthetic Broadcasting & Media Device concept and the Flow Experience: Ambient Media idea will be developed further by BBC R&D engineers in conjunction with the RCA and then assessed in our dedicated User Testing Laboratory at Dock House in MediaCityUK.
In due course we'll let you know how we get on with testing and what the next steps are for these two intriguing new concepts.