While yesterday's innovative experiments can look rather mundane in hindsight, here is a selection of the projects we're most proud of, whether we commissioned, exec'd or built them.
The development and publication of this richly interactive ebook to mark the 100th anniversary of the great poet's birth. It contains 90 minutes of high quality audio & video, including A-list star performances and rare archive from the welsh wordsmith himself.
A neat way to research the potential of face recognition over the web by using the webcam as the game controller. Scary how effective a webcam could be and a scary game too.
This tour of the Twelfth Doctor's TARDIS was a neat way of looking back over Peter Capaldi's time as the Doctor, while also testing a more immersive alternative to a scrolling page of programme clips.
AR y Maes was a large scale public trial of Augmented Reality for the BBC, S4C and a range of heritage partners. We tested a variety of content types including life-size presenters, magic windows and archive footage layered back on to where it was originally filmed
A simple idea: a 360 camera at the finishing line of a half marathon is guaranteed to capture every runner - they can then enter their finishing time to get & share a clip of them crossing the line. Getting a camera rig to capture 100+ mins & stitch it by the next day was more complex.
A fun shoot for BBC Children in Need behind the scenes at the filming of an episode of BBC One's Casualty. The cast & crew were so helpful and we turned the whole thing around in a few days & learnt so much about directing for 360 with actors more used to traditional cameras.
As a so-called 'empathy engine', VR was the perfect medium for this exhibit for WNO, which tells the stories of 5 refugees and their long arduous journeys to the UK. Each relates their story in a location that is special to them, overlaid with illustrations and archive footage.
After delivering the first feature-length binaural drama on TV for Russel T. Davies's adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, we wanted to follow it up with a pilot on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who is perfect for testing new technology, with a loyal fanbase open to trying new things. The 'Knock, Knock' episode perfectly suited the use of binaural sound.
Led a pan-UK team who rolled out support for Welsh, Irish and Gaelic language UI across key BBC products including Cbeebies, iPlayer, RadioPlayer, Learning & Weather, and Welsh and Gaelic editions of BBC Homepage.
Going all the way back to 1999 - won funding for, designed and project managed the launch of the first online daily newspaper for Welsh speakers, BBC Cymru'r Byd.
Coded the first mobile websites for BBC Local News and introduced the use of txt shortcodes and automated message management to radio services in Wales.