Audiences are at the heart of everything the BBC does, and R&D is no exception. Our research into human behaviour and psychology helps the BBC decide how best to serve its audiences in an ever-changing media landscape.
We aim to develop a framework to understand how core human values, underpinned by psychological drivers and innate needs, are prioritised by people across different stages of their lives. In...
Evaluation of an immersive audio drama, 'The Vostok-K Incident'
White paper published Oct 2019
Exploring new ways of storing and using data, especially personal data, and the potential benefits they could bring.
Blog post on 18 Jun 2019
The use of personal data is necessary in many online tools and services. Is it possible to do this in a way which maintains the privacy of users, increase accountability,...
We collaborated with a group of storytellers to test out our next generation of storytelling tools in a two day workshop.
Blog post on 6 Nov 2018
Searching for natural ways to build narratives for responsive media.
White paper published Oct 2018
Public service broadcasting is broadcasting intended for public benefit rather than to serve purely commercial or government interests, and it is the thing the BBC is best known and most...
Developing new story formats for news - can we make something new and better?
Blog post on 18 Jul 2018
R&D has been collaborating with musicians and artists to discover how 'smart speaker' devices could offer new ways of creating, enjoying and sharing music and sound art.
Blog post on 5 Jul 2018
We've been exploring novel radio experiences with young adults, as a springboard for wild innovation.
Blog post on 3 Jul 2018
How do users feel about interactive stories on voice devices?
Blog post on 29 Jun 2018
Experience the demonstrator of the ‘Future of the Living Room’ at FACT in Liverpool
Blog post on 13 Apr 2018
Our approach to production could provide enhanced accessibility options for future audiences.
Blog post on 12 Feb 2018
We're collaborating with cultural institutions across the UK to get more people participating in the arts, moving our tools and technology out of the lab.
Blog post on 8 Feb 2018
On it's third birthday we look back at the exciting first three years of our innovation and experimentation platform.
Blog post on 1 Feb 2018