BBC announces its new design research roster

The eight consultancies will be working with the BBC for at least two years on a range of digital research and development projects.

London, England - May 18, 2014: Entrance to the British Broadcasting Corporation's headquarters at New Broadcasting House in London. The building houses journalists and programme makers.

The BBC has announced its new UX&D Design Research roster for 2016, naming eight consultancies.

The consultancies were chosen out of 50 applications, and will be working with the BBC for the next two years at least.

Gemma Newell, creative director for Design Research, BBC UX&D, says: “We were spoilt for choice and had to make some very tricky decisions.”

“We wanted to balance the requirement to meet stringent European and BBC procurement guidelines with a creative approach,” she says. “We were able to select an extremely talented roster with a wide diversity of capabilities, backgrounds and approaches.”

The chosen consultancies and their assignments are: CX Partners for International Research, Foolproof for Children’s and Youth Research, Join the Dots for Quantitative Research, Plan Strategic for Service Design Research, Revealing Reality for Ethnography and Contextual Research, Sigma for Rapid Research (North), Sutherland Labs for Depth and Formal Lab-Based Research and What People Want for Rapid Research (South).

The BBC says it will be starting work with the new roster “over the next few months”.

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