Infrequency

The physical podcast player.

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.

infrequency physical podcast player thomas buchanan
infrequency physical podcast player thomas buchanan

What

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.

Nudge to play and skip tracks.

Nudge to play and skip tracks.

Why?

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.

The web app.

The web app.

Date

2016

Client

Media Innovation Studio, UCLan

Key Collaborators

John Mills
David Haylock
Mark Lochrie

Role

Concept Development
Design and Build

Process