‘Serial’ is a journalism about a murder case that happened in 1999 in Baltimore USA. The host of the show unfolds one true story throughout the season that comprises twelve episodes released every week demanding the audience to listen sequentially.
Physical form is designed as a box set for one complete season. It contains all twelve episodes and a speaker in a single package. All episodes come with visual materials in an envelope that help audience engage with the story more closely. The episode plays directly with the RFID tag attached on each envelope by sliding into the built-in sleeve.
Making Podcast Physical - 99% INVISIBLE
‘99% Invisible’ unveils objects, architectures and infrastructures that shape our world but go unnoticed. Each episode is released every week covering different topics.
Physical form is designed as a packet for each episode. It constitutes of four major parts: main cover, QR code, booklet and additional material. The cover is designed based on the topic of each episode representing the main subject matter of the story. QR code works as a shortcut for audience to play the episodes from smartphones directly. The booklet is a pamphlet containing complete information of the audio content and the additional material works as an extra tool that support each episode.
The packets are delivered to listeners who donate monthly to the Podcast producer.
Making Podcast Physical - IT'S YOUR UNIVERSE
‘It’s Your Universe’ talks about planets of our solar system 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.