Case Study 1 : Interactive platforms, BBC Blast interactive children’s platform
The Problem ..
185 Networks realized they needed an innovative user generated content driven platform to show to the BBC the advantageous of a new concept, called Stringsta that could encourage collaboration writing and video sharing for use with BBC blast or in schools. The platform had to be secure, allow monitoring service that the BBC used and fun. Users had to be able to upload and share written text, pictures, and videos and see a connections or work and nodes of activity relevant to them from their pc or mobile.
Sparta researched and investigated BBC policies on security and child protection and online access. It then worked with 186 networks closely to design and structure a specification document that would give a clear picture to programmers what they had to build with the various security constraints and the look and feel that children and young adults would like use and find attractive for repeat visits. Users had to be able to upload and share written text, pictures, and videos and see a connections or work and nodes of activity relevant to them.
The platform was showcased to the BBC and using children as focus group. This provided a better secure creative platform for children and keep BBC’s lead in multimedia platforms. Currently live see below (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/writersroom/posts/stringsta_the_world_of_mancuni and http://www.stringsta.com/).