Michael Evans (DPhil CEng)

UX Research Lead

Michael Evans

I'm Dr Mike Evans; UX Research Lead in the Future Experience Technologies team at R&D, in which human-computer interaction (HCI) engineers and behavioural scientists investigate the impact of interaction technologies on BBC services, audiences and production. We have to be experts, not only in the enabling technologies for audio-visual processing and user interfaces, but also the capabilities of human perception and cognition.

I have a lot of experience in developing innovative tools for critical creative tasks, including the production of subtitles and shot planning for multi-camera TV direction. Before joining the BBC in 1999, I co-founded the Signal Processing Laboratory and lectured at the University of Reading; leading research there into auditory interfaces.

I got my DPhil in spatial audio and psychoacoustics at British Telecom Labs in 1997 and I'm a Chartered Engineer and a member of ACM and the IET. My publications include papers on spatial audio, signal processing, accessibility and HCI research methods.

Recent Publications

  • Gerard Wilkinson, Tom Bartindale, Tom Nappey, Michael Evans, Peter Wright and Patrick Olivier (2018) Media of Things: Supporting The Production of Metadata Rich Media Through IoT Sensing. Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18).

  • Michael Evans, Lianne Kerlin, Olivia Larner and Rosie Campbell (2018) Feels Like Being There: Viewers Describe the Quality of Experience of Festival Video Using Their Own Words. Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI '18 EA)

  • Tim Walton, Michael Evans, Frank Melchior and David Kirk (2018) Exploring object-based content adaptation for mobile audio. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing,

  • Tim Walton and Michael Evans (2018) The Role of Human Influence Factors on Overall Listening Experience. Quality and User Experience 3:1, /

  • Michael Evans, Tristan Ferne, Zillah Watson, Frank Melchior, Matthew Brooks, Phil Stenton, Ian Forrester and Chris Baume (2017) Creating Object-Based Experiences in the Real World. SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal (126)6:1-7,

  • Timothy Neate, Michael Evans and Matt Jones (2017) Enhancing Interaction with Dual-Screen Television Through Display Commonalities. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX '17)

  • Tim Walton, Michael Evans, Frank Melchior and David Kirk (2017) Combining preference ratings with sensory profiling for the comparison of audio reproduction systems, Proceedings of the 142nd International Audio Engineering Society Convention.

  • Timothy Neate, Matt Jones and Michael Evans (2017) Cross-device media: a review of second screening and multi-device television. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21:391-405,

  • Timothy Neate, Matt Jones and Michael Evans (2016) Interdevice Media: Choreographing Content to Maximize Viewer Engagement, IEEE Computer (49)12:32-39,

All activity (17)