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INTERACTIVE WEBSITE

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01/2006

KEN JEBSEN
SECTOR B

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KEN JEBSEN
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST
MAREK BAUM

SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST

SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST
MAREK BAUM

MAREK BAUM

ANATOMY OF A TRANSMITTER: KEN.FM
KEN FM is a unique on air show in the german sea of airwaves. Host, producer and mindmanger on stage and behind the scene is Ken Jebsen. The online portal of his weekly KEN FM urgently needed a relaunch. The website was supposed to mirror the systematically chaotic character of the show. Ken Jebsen is fast. He invented within 12 min the complete concept including branches and content of his new website. All we had to do was to respond to his verbal fireworks with some appropriate design. The interface is playful and full of gadgets, gimmicks and of course strongly supported by sound effects as you would expect it.

 

Most of the navigation is done in flash, the rest of the site is based on HTML. Since the editors are not supposed to be web-expert we decided to give them an extra-simple access to the contents. The website is completely editable online. This completely suits the mobile character of KEN FM. You never know where they are transmitting from...

BASTIAN

ENTERING THE SITE
For the frequent users excitement ;) comes up a random banner. You got the choice between the actual interactive flash interface and a simplified HTML version.

 


CHECK OUT THE STATIONS
For the main navigation we used a radio metaphor. You simply let the needle wander across the display. A little light bulb and a sound effect tell you when you got a station otherwise you got statics.
LED - INFO
For further information we installed a little 2x16 char LED display. As soon as you enter a mouse over region you get some additional explanations.
RADIO-BUTTONS
This is a simpler and redundant version of the radio-display navigation. Some impatient people seemed to get easily bored of playful interfaces, so we offer here some serious, reliable buttons.
BACK BUTTON
If you want to go back step by step you can simply use the back button in the border area. Additionally there's the current page title integrated.
MAGIC EYE MOVEMENT
This is some magical from the good old radio days - a magic eye. It's brightness is sensitive to your mouse movement.
MUTE!
This litte buttons allows you to switch off the sound effects of the interface. Like in life it's up to you to choose the degree of fun.
GEZ IS WATCHING YOU!
Ken wanted to have a countdown for you credits. You got to pay the GEZ fee if you want to enjoy the site so you better feed the slot!

     

THEME PARK
Every categorie got it's own little theme. It's basically collages of all kind of totally unrelated, pure associative nonsense, ha ha.

The GEZ alarm rings if you're credits are up. You gotta pay (virtual money of course). This function is as nerve wrecking as much as the real GEZ and their letters.

 

 

  POST-NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY
The control panel was supposed to look as mixed up and improvised as the radio show itself is. All the time anything can happen. Ken Jebsen wanted a proper "Mad-Max-Post-Nuclear-Trash-Factor" so I went to the Berlin - Mauerpark flea market to get some cool stuff. I think scanning and collaging those elements was a better approach than trying to render it.