BBC Sounds 2018-09-10T13:44:32+00:00

Project Description

? BBC Sounds

The project

The goal was to modernise the audio offering of the BBC. Bringing in a new younger target audience. With personalisation a key part of the offering.

BBC Sounds key facts

  • Over 2.7 million monthly visits
  • 45 live radio stations, over 200k on-demand audio episodes

Website project complexity

  • Combination of speech and music content in one product
  • Complex legacy site hierarchy and data structure
  • New Sounds branding
  • Multiple stakeholders
  • Integration with new open API

My role
Acting lead UX designer for work-streams within for ‘discover’ UX – Which included responsibility for Design look and feel, UX, User testing (in collaboration with UX researcher), stakeholder engagement for visual and technological design, accessibility expert

BBC Sounds product features

BBC Sounds beta launch feature list

  • Scroll the dial (a much-loved feature of the BBC iPlayer Radio app) to listen live to any of the BBC’s 18 national stations (and online-only station CBeebies Radio) or tap All Stations to listen to any of the BBC’s 40 local stations
  • Pick up where you left off with ‘Continue Listening’ which surfaces part-listened podcasts and radio shows and next episodes for you
  • Enjoy hand-picked collections of podcasts and on demand music shows to match your mood, from Funny Chat to Upgrade Your Life, from Live Sessions to Dance Mixes
  • Discover new audio via the ‘Recommended for you’ section, with a dozen great on demand listens picked just for you and constantly refreshed based on your listening
  • Browse by category: from Crime to Science & Technology, from Classical to Hip Hop
  • Add any individual episode or clip to ‘My List’ to listen to later
  • Subscribe to any podcast or programme and get a personalised feed of the latest episodes in ‘My Sounds’

BBC Sounds hand-picked editorial collections

On demand music shows to match your mood, from Funny Chat to Upgrade Your Life, from Live Sessions to Dance Mixes

My Sounds 

Subscribe to any podcast or programme and get a personalised feed of the latest episodes in ‘My Sounds’

BBC Sounds categories

Browse by category: from Crime to Science & Technology, from Classical to Hip Hop

Full case study write up coming soon… see iPlayer Radio UX project for previous work before Sounds branding