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.
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
Amaia Aizpurua (University of Manchester),
Caroline Jay (University of Manchester),
Simon Harper (University of Manchester)
Evaluating how two different content delivery modes impact on user attention, cognitive load and preferences.
White paper published Jan 2018
Databox is a project with Nottingham University. It is a platform for managing secure access to data and enabling authorised third parties to provide the owner authenticated control and accountability....
The OBM community of practice so far and where next?
Blog post on 23 Nov 2017
Public Service Internet, Talking with Machines, an IBC recap and more!
Blog post on 6 Oct 2017
You can now try out our interactive sci-fi comedy audio drama for devices controlled by voice!
Blog post on 6 Sep 2017