Echo

March 2014

  • Mobile app
  • User Interface
  • Service Design

In collaboration with Bethany Snyder, Samantha Lim, Henriette Kruse at CIID

As a well-known, international broadcaster, how might we reach a young audience that increasingly views radio as an obsolete medium?

Echo is a global platform of young reporters delivering short audio bites for the youth. The reporters repurpose existing material from the mother company to construct audio narratives relevant to a young audience. In this way, the reporters are able to leverage the company’s vast archive of quality audio material.

By “echoing” or leaving an audio comment on each narrative, users are able to inspire others and become more active in their local communities. The “snackable” audio bites are well adapted to our audience’s limited attention span, and serve to keep the articles focused and on point.