ambience - Jonathan Willis
Next generation of desktop radio.
An observation of how people perform simple tasks at home unveiled a behaviour of listening to multimedia while completing a mundane task in order to improve the overall experience eg listening to music while washing dishes. But current solutions such as a phone UI, speech recognition or a simple radio all had individual flaws that created a clunky user experience which sometimes added stress rather than relieving it.
Ambience is designed to create an atmosphere to improve the experience of work utilising both light and sound.
It starts with a projector adaptively unveiling a user interface which displays a series of discs onto any empty surface. Each disc is one element of a user curated playlist and is controlled by using a remote “pebble”. Multimedia commences playback from speakers in the housing and volume can be controlled by turning the pebble. The form factor of a task lamp allows the product to blend into the environment.
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