19th December 2003




A BBC ‘Fimbles’ CD-ROM designed by a University of Lincoln graduate has won a major award.


Mike Rigley (28), who graduated in 2000 with a degree in Interactive Multimedia from the Hull School of Art & Design, was head programmer on ‘Fimbling Fun’, a children’s CD-ROM published by Cimex Media for BBC Worldwide.


The colourful CD-ROM is based on the CBeebies pre-school children’s programme ‘Fimbles’ and features animations, songs, activities and interactive games for two to four-year-olds.


‘Fimbling Fun’ won the training and home learning category in this year’s BIMAs, a set of awards given by the British Interactive Media Association.


The judges said Mike had “created a rich and stimulating environment” and said the attention paid to the small details of the show “enhances the feeling of a rich, sensory world.”


Mike secured his position with Cimex Media (www.cimex.com) just a few months after graduating at Hull City Hall three years ago.


 “I am very pleased to be associated with the ‘Fimbles’ CD-ROM,” said Mike, who comes from Castle Donington in Derbyshire.


I worked closely with the illustrators and designers to try to get as near as physically possible to BBC Worldwide’s extremely high standards of education and quality.”


This is not the first time Mike Rigley’s work has attracted attention. Two years ago a  web site he designed called ‘Puzzle Maths’ and featuring fun maths games for children won a Royal Television Society Award.


BA (Hons) Interactive Multimedia is taught at the Hull School of Art & Design, one of the University of Lincoln’s four schools based in Hull city centre.


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