Visualising Audio: BBC News Labs’ Adaptation of the Audiogram Generator

Jonty Usborne
May 22, 2017 · 7 min read
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Repurposing Audiogram for the BBC


1. Integration

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Audio input options
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The BBC Audiogram Slack bot helps us monitor use, and quickly alerts us to errors

2. Transcription

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Two examples of using Audiogram to burn-in subtitles
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Editing an auto-generated transcript in the BBC Audiogram web app

3. Design

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Screenshot of the BBC Audiogram web app with advanced features expanded

More than just social media

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Examples of BBC Audiograms using animation only, subtitles only, and a combination

What’s Next?



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BBC News Labs

We're an incubator charged with driving innovation in news.

Thanks to BBC News Labs

Jonty Usborne

Written by

Radio, news & digital media. Interactive journalism and technology at @BBCNews. Making cool stuff with @BBC_News_Labs. Also @SRA Chair & @RadioAcademy Trustee.

BBC News Labs

We're an incubator charged with driving innovation in news.

Jonty Usborne

Written by

Radio, news & digital media. Interactive journalism and technology at @BBCNews. Making cool stuff with @BBC_News_Labs. Also @SRA Chair & @RadioAcademy Trustee.

BBC News Labs

We're an incubator charged with driving innovation in news.

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