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BBC Card

The BBC 100 Test Card is an interactive data visualization project and artefact illustrating the BBC's impact on the British public, using a jigsaw motif to represent perceptions of its mission. Three laser-cut MDF jigsaw puzzles, each depicting elements of the test card, convey specific dataset parameters. Viewers can interact with the pieces, revealing precise values, while a silver grid frame, featuring an image of the original test card's iconic figure, unites the modern reinterpretation in honor of its 100th anniversary.


Data Visualisation 
Graphic Design

Research

As the brief requires one to celebrate the 100th anniversary and focus on the positive impact of the BBC network on British culture, the initial idea was to conduct primary research across the university and the public and generate a datasheet. After the first round of feedback from tutors and considering the time constraint for collecting a large quantity of data, information from secondary sources became the main research scope.

Research on this aspect led to several statistical reports through the years. Here are the two main reports published by the British Department of Culture, Media and Sport and some of the statistics considered for this data visualization project.

• A BBC for the Future - a broadcaster of distinction (2016)

• Research to explore pubic views about the BBC (2016)

The graph on the right is the primary dataset used for this data visualization project.

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Apart from the data visualization, bringing a sense of familiarity and homage to the 100 years of BBC services was necessary. During the research process, some iconic objects of the BBC came to my attention that may be combined to create two layers of information for this project.

After multiple conversations with peers and research over the internet, the idea of using a jigsaw established itself as the outcome. Even the recreation of the first test card changed to test card F to celebrate the most prominent test card in BBC history.

visualise the BBC's impact on the British public using direct interaction with the audience to increase engagement and curiosity. Use physical materials as a form of data visualisation to represent information in an interesting way.

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Development - Initial
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Experimentation with mirror paper, mountboard, cardboard and acrylics

Development - Final
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Trial Version
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Very Well

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Not Very Well

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Don't Know

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Final Version
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