Mark Hurrell

Interaction Designer

BBC News redesign

Lots can happen in 11 years, especially in news.

In 2008, BBC News was catering for an audience with completely different needs to those imagined after its last significant redesign in 1999; one that was more social, convergent and reliant on multi screen experiences.

This project was 18-month, ground-up redesign of the BBC online news proposition. Within 6 months of the site launching traffic had increased by 20%. The redesign won the 2011 Online Journalism award for General Excellence in Online Journalism, and beat Google & Flickr to win the .Net Magazine award for Redesign of the Year. It also received critical acclaim from the UX community.

Systematic interface design, interaction design, HTML & CSS patterns, rapid prototyping, user testing