User Vision was recently successful in its application to be retained on the BBC’s preferred supplier framework for usability and accessibility research.
After a rigorous selection process, this appointment means that User Vision will be able to continue supporting the BBC through usability testing and other research.
In the past few years User Vision has conducted a series of interesting usability research projects for the BBC on web, interactive TV and mobile platforms, as well as researching the use of technologies by people with disabilities.
The appointment means that we will have the opportunity to continue with these projects in the rapidly evolving new media and broadcasting arena.
Chris Rourke, Managing Director of User Vision says
We are thrilled to be reappointed by the BBC for both usability and accessibility research projects.
The projects we have conducted for the BBC, such as looking at the iPlayer user experience and testing with disabled users, have been fascinating due to the pioneering nature of the BBC and the technologies involved.
As broadcasting converges with the web across several platforms, this is sure to continue and we are looking forward to helping shape the user experience.
See our presentation to Internet World 2009 about the importance of user experience to new media and how we work with the BBC.