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After a hotly contested pitch involving many of the world’s best UX & design agencies, Aer Studios is excited to announce its appointment to the BBC Digital Design Roster. The only agency in the South West region to be appointed, the engagement spans four years. Aer Studios will work in close collaboration with the BBC UX&D team across its entire digital estate, with a focus on young audiences and learning. Aer Studios will be joined by six other industry leading agencies and consultancies, including Moving Brands, Next15 and Epam Continuum.

Aer Studios has previously worked with the BBC, but this represents a significant expansion of its remit. The company also partnered with South West agency, Wreel, to ensure it could offer end to end creative, design and tech services. Wreel will be supporting Aer Studios with creative and brand design capabilities.

Says Tom Harber, MD at Aer Studios “We’re proud to have been working with the BBC for over 12 years now across a range of creative and technology engagements, designing and developing games, apps and digital experiences. Our appointment to the Digital Design Roster marks a significant step change in our partnership allowing us to considerably broaden our strategic and creative contribution. And with a glimpse at the scope or work and the ambitions of the UX & Design team, we couldn’t be more excited to get going. It has also been great to have been able to engage Wreel and together showcase the creative & tech firepower in the South West."

We’re very pleased to announce that we took home the silver award in the Education category, for our work with The Data Escape Room!

The Data Escape Room is a gamified, learning experience, designed to improve data literacy in an engaging and interactive format. The original face-to face concept was devised by our client Glacis, a training consultancy who are specialists in data consultancy and online learning.

Our design & development team then built upon the original idea to create a multi-player, digital platform, using the theme of the Data Dungeon. Creating an immersive, narrative experience where users answer questions posed by a facilitator, interacting with on-screen gameplay and collect codes that unlock the data escape room and free their fellow prisoners. All the while learning core data analysis skills that can be applied to real world scenarios.

We have since taken this concept and applied it to a new Space theme and will soon be embarking on a new, exciting project with Glacis- watch this space!

We’re so proud of our collaboration and we’re thrilled this has been recognised by BIMA. Congratulations and a big thanks to all that made it happen!

Check out our Instagram post to see more pictures.

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