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22 October 2009 09:00

Startseite: WDR Klangkiste

A fun portal showcasing basic overview of instruments and music styles. An interesting use of grid like présentation of all vignettes 66 cards of instruments / type of concert assembles / technical staff with audio samples and fancy graphic design. 7-10 years Too bad the sound design is so annoying. You know this type of sounds that play all the time when you mouse over a button or any image. Here, there is lik eone sound on every damn pixel so anywhere you put your mouse, there is a sound playing making a noisy cacophonie like someone was testing all instruments at once. Nice use of short stop maotion effects and édit on vidéos to présenting the musicians. Quiet créative and entertaining but generally, you feel very far away from the instruments. You would want to try sounds and tunes. They actually have the idea of creating a virtual practicing room - 1’ video format - Memory games - Interactive music playing games (using interactive video technics)

21 October 2009 14:00


A newly developped time-and context-driven hyper-video player that provides additional information on the eponymous, weekly showing TV magazine show. A year to produce the player. Example, if you have a doc on Mohammed Ali, and you want to have more information on his childhood while a corresponding sequence is played, the user can click on the "hotspot" to hyperlink to related materials (print, radio...). A functionality already featured on youtube only more journalistic centric and not video only-focused. They also added a anchor shot on blue screen to introduce the subjects featured. It really gives a TV channel feel of it. Suprisingly enough, they never considered embeding the player outside...and the links are limited to the website itself - no outside links possible.

21 October 2009 12:00

Web-Duell 2009 - Streitthemen im neuen Bundestag

A great idea. A simple idea and great so you can watch what they say... An online debate platform on politician promises on the specific issue of job losses. An objective : create transparency. An effective approach : simple infterface fits on one page, a 3 step approach. Presented by Stephanie Jost (news editor at ARD) and Sven Hoffmann ( In the end, you can confront 2 dutch politicians through screening both their point of view on a split screen using voice recognition to make meta-tagging out of hundreds of videos selected from 50 news TV and radio pgm. According to a German user who seemed to like the project : "With the internet (...) every one as immediate and direct control on information without censorship". A little dead-end project.

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