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User Experience Concept for Podcast Production Studio

  • User Experience
  • User Research

User Experience concept for a video podcast production studio. We leaned on analogies from established TV show production to make creators feel more at home.

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Project Details

Duration 8 Weeks
Tools
  • Figma Logo
Project Lead:
Daniel Becker

Daniel Becker

Co-Founder, Head of Tech

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The project entailed creating a podcast production studio in the browser, which was professional enough for creators to be compelled by flexible features but easy enough to use without any dedicated onboarding or learning curve.

The team leaned on analogies from TV show production studios to define workflows inside the studio. So for example the producer of the show wouldn’t necessarily have to be on stage but could support the host from the sidelines.

Objective & Solution

The challenge lay in aligning the different stakeholders — hosts, guests, and viewers — on a coherent timeline encompassing show planning, production, wrap-up, and delivery. The solution was a new UX concept consisting of three distinct layers, each tailored to its respective user group. This approach facilitated the production of visually appealing, professional shows while ensuring ease of use for all involved.

Project Outcomes

  • Full-Service Live Production

    An all-in-one experience for creators to prepare, host, manage, and record shows within their browser.

  • Consistent Show-Branding

    A system allowing creators to reuse visual assets and configurations, enhancing brand recognition for their channels.

  • Genre-Defining Interactions

    Introduction of a new genre of interactive podcasting, enabling live streaming of shows to select audiences across multiple platforms.

We collaborated with Dinghy on a new type of web application. We jointly mapped user needs and highly strategic concepts into a digital protoype. The team helped us to collect early user feedback to validate our assumptions and deliver a solution that actually surpassed our customers expectations.

Majid Iqbal
Majid Iqbal Founder of strctrl.org & author of Thinking in Services

Deliverables

The following are some of the deliverables that were created for this project.

  1. Deliverable
    User Experience

    Information Architecture

    Developed a structured framework supporting the diverse needs of hosts, guests, and viewers, ensuring a unified user journey.

  2. Deliverable
    User Experience

    User Stories

    Created detailed narratives from the perspective of each user group, guiding the design process to cater to their specific requirements.

  3. Deliverable
    User Experience

    User Flows

    Designed intuitive user flows to streamline the process of show planning, live broadcasting, and audience interaction, enhancing overall user experience.

  4. Deliverable
    User Experience

    Show Timeline

    Created an elaborate structure capturing the entire show production process, from ideation to delivery, in a comprehensive flow.

  5. Deliverable
    User Experience

    Studio Concept

    Developed a layered model facilitating easy management and creation of multimedia content throughout the show production.

  6. Deliverable
    User Experience

    Wireframes

    Produced wireframes for all interfaces relevant to hosts, guests, and viewers, laying the groundwork for developing the three distinct user experiences.

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