Join us from 6:30pm for food, drinks and networking. Talks start at 7:00pm.
Rethinking GEL for an internet first BBC
with Paul Crowley (Head of UX&D for myBBC, GEL, Homepage & Content Discovery at the BBC)
GEL is the Global Experience Language developed by the BBC UX&D Team.
It’s a shared experience language and framework – used across all BBC digital services. Including principles, patterns, assets, standards and guidelines, GEL ensures that the entire UX&D Team is effectively creative, and able to innovate whilst delivering a consistent and familiar user experience.
However, the ‘Internet first BBC’ recently announced by Tony Hall (the BBC’s Director General) mean that the ambition and scope of GEL needs re-visiting.
Paul’s talk will focus on why and how the GEL framework needs to evolve, if consistency and creative expression can co-exist and more mysteriously, why the ratio 83:1 has been such a motivator.’
Paul is Head of UX&D at the BBC (overseeing myBBC, GEL, Homepage & Content Discovery). He’s been working in the field of interaction design since the earliest days of the BBC’s website. Yep, that long!
Agency side, he’s worked for a wide range of clients. From BT to pre-Netflix service Home Choice. From Daft Punk to Reuters.
And client side, he’s worked for Yahoo, Lloyds Banking Group and the BBC, where he’s currently Head of UX&D and responsible for the BBC’s Homepage, its Global Experience Language and myBBC (the ambitious programme for a richer, personalised experience of the BBC).
Follow Paul: @flickertracks
- 6:30 – 7:00 Free pizza, beer, soft drinks & refreshments provided by our sponsors rentalcars.com
- 7:00 – 8:00 Paul's talk
- 8:00 – 9:30 Open discussion and networking (with more free beers)