On Now and Next

November 28, 2011

TL;DR: Blog more; blog often. I made a thing.

Now & Next is a glanceable for BBC Radio. It tells you what’s on the main BBC (Analogue and Digital) Radio Channels now and next, in the style of the old Ceefax page: frankly one of the best pieces of information design ever.

It fits really well on the iPad and on the Kindle, as all good quiet glanceables should do.

Sitting quietly on my kitchen table, it has already changed my radio behaviour: instead of sticking one channel on and leaving it for hours, I surf—but intelligently, discovering things I actually want to hear. Adding pictures to the radio: but just a single, little, useful one.

(I was inspired to actually write this post and release N&N by Dan W writing up Arrivals, which is lovely and you should check out too. His quote, “the hardest part of designing a glanceable is restraint” is key here.)

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