Outcomes : BBC News Labs “Summer Labs”, 2012

Today we ran a demo event to show the prototypes and outcomes from the 2012 Summer Labs. The event was an informal “Trade Fair” format, with 5 demo teams each working at a table to demonstrate and explain the prototypes.

Summary Outcome of BBC News Labs’ “Summer Labs”, 2012

  1. The Choice of “People, places & organisations” as a starting point for topic groupings for News worked well; not too granular, not too restrictive.
  2. “Themes” will also be required – e.g. “smoking”, “austerity” etc – as these are frequently the more interesting topics for our audiences.
  3. The Juicer, while having some inaccuracies, was a great data source for prototyping
  4. “Events” on its own is not a great way to organise News, and gave rise to significant confusion in discussions. However, we know there is a significant SEO opportunity in “News Event” aggregations.

There were demos from the 3 Labs:

  1. Location (local & global)
  2. Responsive
  3. Events & Politics

Some pictures from the BBC News Labs “Summer Labs” demo event

Demonstration of BBC News Labs Events Prototypes
Demonstration of BBC News Labs Events Prototypes

BBC News Labs demo fair

BBC News Labs demo fair
Experts from around the BBC see demos
Experts from around the BBC see demos
The Summer Labs Events Team
The Summer Labs Events Team
The BBC News Summer Labs Juicer Team
The BBC News Summer Labs Juicer Team
Russell Smith explains the News Labs work
Russell Smith explains the News Labs work
Matt Shearer & BBC News Labs
Matt Shearer & BBC News Labs
Richard Lynton-Evans and the Responsive Lab outcome
Richard Lynton-Evans and the Responsive Lab outcome
NewsRadar : News Articles overlaid on maps, driven by geo location from DBPedia linked data tags
NewsRadar : News Articles overlaid on maps, driven by geo location from DBPedia linked data tags
News Articles overlaid on maps, driven by geo location from DBPedia linked data tags
News Articles overlaid on maps, driven by geo location from DBPedia linked data tags
News Articles overlaid on maps, driven by geo location from DBPedia linked data tags
News Articles overlaid on maps, driven by geo location from DBPedia linked data tags
Some sketches from Summer Labs - News Labs 2012
Some sketches from Summer Labs – News Labs 2012
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