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Create a 'Social Sonic Interface' that fosters collaboration through music.
Description DUET is a contained music-making space made of wooden-frames,
foam core walls, a translucent screen, and wooden platforms
to store and hold the technology.
The project creates an immersive space to foster isolated
collaboration: working with strangers while retaining one’s
personal space in order to create a musical piece.
We tested out the sounds and interaction of the project
through prototypes and user interviews to validate our
A key insight from this was to solidify a theme for
the project. We settled on a dream like atmosphere.
This caused us to move from our initial soundscape of layered
basic sound waves (triangle, sin, square, etc) to ethereal
samples. We also moved from simple keyboard interaction to
gesture based interactions.
This rigorous iteration & user
testing lead us to make a magical user experience.
To tackle the design brief we assigned roles
and iterated through a myriad of ideas. After listing ideas,
we voted on them as a group and researched the most
The team was divided into 'digital' & 'physical'
construction teams with members going between the two teams
After construction rigorous user testing was done to refine
the structure, audio, visuals & interaction design of the
Creative Director & Project Manager.
Collaborators: Qinglin Wang,