Time-based navigation for the BBC


Exploring the potential of conversational narratives to build better stories

The way in which we understand digital objects and information is often defined by strict thematic silos that have little to do with the way that we each see the world.

With frequent redesigns stripping objects of their original context, digital platforms often obscure the true story of an object as it is normally understood, creating a collapse of meaning and importantly for a broadcaster, drama.

I used the narrative structure of 10 of the BBC’s best-known documentary series to create a new system of time-based navigation that allowed a timeline of content to be built and navigated intuitively throughout a programme, fundamentally reshaping the way in which video is navigated across this broadcaster’s platforms.

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