Making Podcast Physical explores possibilities of various physical forms to support digital audio stories – Podcast. This project aims to enhance the drawback of current Podcast experience by building physicality to digital audio contents.
Current relation to digital audio contents are mainly defined by convenience. This overlooks the way of how we own, collect and share intriguing contents. This project not only lls this gap, but also allows Podcast producers to extend commercial opportunities by targeting both existing and new customers through various designs.
The physical form is designed differently according to each Podcast’s unique format and content. These are three different outcomes to show the possibilities.
‘It’s Your Universe’ talks about planets of our solar system week by week covering nine planets in nine episodes.
Physical form is designed as a sphere object that represents each planet. It aims to be distributed to different shops – bookstores and museum shops – to access diverse customers.
The spheres have same shape and size but weigh different according to the gravitational force of each planet allowing the audience experience the universe in a smaller scale. They are designed to have distinctive image of planets on top and bottom surface. This image operates as a shortcut to play the episode by connecting with the image-recognition application installed in the listener’s smartphone.