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UX - BBC World Service/News

Move to responsive

Working within the World Service team, I was responsible for overseeing various elements in the move to the rollout of the responsive sites across the 27 language sites - from static Desktop to Mobile.

This involved holding workshops with each language service, taking the existing content of their sites, and re-working it into the flow of the News modules and sections, looking at the UI & user journeys involved.

When this was complete, each unique font & script had to be looked at in detail so they all appeared as one family across the sites.

Looking at the characteristics of each language, comparing the effect the diacritics and unique characters had on size, spacing and legibility. These finding then informed how the sizing of the fonts would be applied across the sites at different viewports - ie the sizes required for each device, core mobile, feature phones, tablet landscape, portrait and desktop.

The final stage was researching how to embed the fonts to get the best user experience across the board, testing the most popular devices for each territory, from high end to basic. The hardest to solve were the older non-smart devices.

The work also covered looking closely at individual elements of the pages such as image galleries, patterns, carousel behaviours and logic, page relow, visual refinements and responsive tables for the Russian & Ukraine pages for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
World Service language responsive sites, here shown on mobile (Arabic & Bengali)
One of the 27 workshops to refine and define information flow throughout the sites.
Ident I created for newshour bulletins which in turn informed the graphic language across news.