We've been appointed to the Digital Design Research roster

By Simon Wissink | 26/09/2016

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded a new framework agreement on the BBC's Digital Design Research roster. This new framework gives selected agencies, including ourselves, the chance to build a productive and enjoyable relationship with the BBC and to work with them on their growing user experience and design requirements. 

Along with seven other agencies, we have been added to the BBC's list of preferred suppliers within this area of expertise and we will take a lead on providing rapid iterative UX research in and around MediaCity UK. We will be working closely with the BBC's user experience team to deliver highly creative research on various BBC Platforms and will have the chance to engage in interviews and usability testing from a wide range of the BBC's audience. 

In addition to our being awarded a place on the Digital Design Research roster, we will also be working under the BBC's Digital Services Framework, along with other companies who specialise in design and development of bespoke technologies. 

Gemma Newell, Creative Director for Design Research within UX&D at the BBC commented, 
"We see our research commisions as collaborations between the agencies and our internal research specialists. For this reason, we set up work packages in different research specialisms to allow us a more discusive working relationship with agencies, where we can understand each other's perspectives, insights and expertise over time."

This is a great opportunity for Sigma and recognition of the work we do here. Rapid research approaches have been a key focus for us and we've found them to deliver tangible insights for design and development teams; with this in mind, it's very exciting for us to continue and further refine these processes in close collaboration with the BBC.