BBC Research Department
BBC Research & Development is the technical research department of the BBC.It has responsibility for researching and developing advanced and emerging media technologies for the benefit of the corporation, and wider UK and European media industries, and is also the technical design authority for a number of major technical infrastructure transformation projects for the UK broadcasting industry.BBC R&D is part of the wider Future Media and Technology Division, and is led by Matthew Postgate, Controller Research & Development. In 2011 the North Lab will begin its move into Salford MediaCityUK along with several other departments of the BBC.The department as it stands today was formed in 1993 from the merger of the BBC Designs Department and the BBC Research Department.
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Continuing his series of #twutorials on his blog The Buttry Diary, in his latest post Digital Media First’s Steve Buttry outlines the different ways journalists can use Twitter, and what sort of things they should be tweeting about. His opening statement pretty much sums things up in a couple of sentences:.
Last night I went on a “UX Field Trip” to the studios of Inition - who specialise in all things 3D. We got to play with various set-ups, including a device that got heavier if you’d manipulated it to grab hold of a virtual object, and we got to mess around with some 3D virtual reality on an iPad.
Dear All, After nearly four years with BBC Future Media & Technology, Erik Huggers is to leave the BBC at the end of February to become Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Digital Home Group, based at its Silicon Valley headquarters in California.
The next in our series profiling developer talent at the BBC is Vicky Spengler, lead designer in George Wright's prototyping team at BBC Research & Development.