Quite an intense workshop today, discussing personalisation, recommendations and how we are going to prioritise in more of the great plans around myBBC.
Hosted by Steve Herrmann, we ran an Audience Session for the “Future of News” project today. George Wright, Miles Bernie and I showed some prototypes.
I am exceptionally pleased that today it was formally announced (at the BBC News monthly comms session) my position of Head of BBC News Labs.
The BBC Academy College of Journalism just published this video about Rapid Prototyping with BBC News Labs.
Today we made a flying visit to Belfast, to discuss with the BBC folks there how we hope to combine the News Labs and News Archive work.
Great event in Dublin & Glasgow – will add more soon. – see #newsHACK hashtag for updates, and #newsHACK website.
With the help of the Global News team, the BBC News Online team and Connected Studio, we had 5 out of 10 tables put on for the 2014 BBC News Festival “Technology Fair” (trade fair format.
We just finished a great event with the Connected Studio in Belfast: The News Archive Build Studio. Following on from the Creative Studio events in London and Belfast, and the earlier briefings in London and Belfast, this event saw 8 teams create 8 prototypes, all of which will go into audience testing.
We’ve just kicked off a new project called #newsVANE.
I authored a post for The BBC College of Journalism, published today, BBC News Labs: The story’s all about making connections. This was following recent work in Labs, and James Harding (head of BBC News) mentioning us in a talk in November.
Did a quick talk for BBC Academy Fusion today about News Labs & Connected Studio – chaired by Jem Stone. It was all about “Innovation in large organisations”. Malcolm Coles (Product Director at Trinity Mirror) and Martin Trickey (Group Head of Digital at Shed Media Group) also talked. Video to go up shortly.
Following the News Archive briefing in London yesterday, we ran the briefing in Belfast today. ~10 Indies from the Belfast area attended, to look at the scope and context for the News Archive Connected Studio process which is kicking off. You can read more about it here. Richard Cable introduced the News Archive editorial proposal. … Continue reading News Archive Creative Studio Briefing – Belfast
Today we (News Labs as part of BBC Connected Studio) ran an event at the Shoreditch Village Hall, to brief potential participants of the News Archive Creative Studio with the background for the News Archive project. Here you can see the BBC News Labs “News Archive” presentation that explains how BBC News Archive content will … Continue reading News Archive Creative Studio Briefing – London
You can see the Winners of #newsHACK 2013 here on the newsHACK website. Winners of newsHACK 2013 1) Best in Show Award Presented by Robin Pembrooke (Head of News & Weather Products, BBC) Awarded to : The Perspectivator (Financial Times). 2) Best Live & Breaking News Experience Presented by Nic Newman (Independent Strategist, Trainer, … Continue reading Winners of #newsHACK 2013
Furiously working on getting the BBC #newsHACK to be as brilliant and useful as possible.
I am now very pleased to have moved the BBC News Labs main location to the BBC R&D Central Lab in Euston, London. We are based there now with our partners BBC Connected Studio, as well as UCL Computer Science, and the BBC R&D “Internet Research and Future Services” department.
In the past few weeks, we (the BBC News Project Managers and I) have rolled out a new Portfolio Delivery process, based around the phases in the BBC’s “Product Lifecycle”. This figure shows how we are now managing EPIC-level features through the product development process. What does this mean? What is the benefit? This means that we … Continue reading Launching a new BBC News Agile Delivery Process
Today Jeremy Tarling and I ran a demo event at BBC Caversham. We were demo-ing the latest BBC News Labs work, and the BBC Blueroom were also there with their usual array of amazing, cutting-edge consumer equipment.
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.
Very pleased, along with the BBC News responsive design team, to have launched the responsive MVP for feature phones. We started this back in Spring 2011, when Anthony Sullivan and I made space, and we assembled the team with Matt Chadburn. This will continue to roll out across BBC News, replacing the legacy desktop and … Continue reading Launching BBC News Responsive Design MVP