Four Minute Stories


Four Minute Stories is a micro-podcast app tailored perfectly to your commute.

Surprisingly, Four Minute Stories was developed in response to a design challenge to reduce distracted driving. During our observations, we noticed that drivers were much less likely to look at their phone when they were engaged in a podcast. However, since many commutes are shorter than 20-45 minutes (normal podcast length), we wanted to create engaging, short form content that could distract drivers from distracting themselves. 

Plus, it's voice activated to further reduce phone-checking temptation. Just say, "Hey Four, tell me a story." 

Created in ME277: Creativity and Innovation with Tina Seelig. Wrote, directed, and edited the concept video.