Infrequency

Client

Media Innovation Studio, UCLan

Key Collaborators

John Mills, David Haylock, Mark Lochrie

Role

Concept Development. Design and Build

Date

2016

Infrequency is a physical podcast player – Open the web app, select the audio category, put your phone away, and nudge Infrequency to play and skip tracks.

 

Simple. Beautiful.

 

It is part of a project that explores new and playful media experiences with connected objects that focus on the interactions with the physical object. It asks if storytelling is embedded in objects, then what opportunities exist for media publishers and users beyond the confines of the screen.

 

Connected objects offer unique affordances to convey both meaningful editorial, and user experiences that haven’t existed before. Objects also afford greater potential for beauty than anything screen based. Infrequency had to be an elegant, simple object when static, and in movement.

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infrequency physical podcast player thomas buchanan

Infrequency in the home

infrequency physical podcast player thomas buchanan

Nudge to play and skip tracks

infrequency physical podcast player thomas buchanan

Web app

infrequency physical podcast player thomas buchanan

Programming prototype V3

infrequency physical podcast player thomas buchanan

Machining prototype V4

Early paper prototype

Prototype V3