November 2016. revisited April 2017
Autodesk Audio Challenge, winner
Imagine an entire mobile phone's electrical PCB placed inside a set of headphones, designed for how they should be - with new, touch integrated interactivity.
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Imagine if a phone was in your headphone.
Radially knurled aluminum, leather, plastic
dia12 cm . h29cm
Autodesk Design for Industry
Fusion 360: Class B surfacing, rendering, t-splines: organic leather bodies, injection molding: prototyping
Bang & Olufsen H6
Parrot Zik 3,
Analysis of three headphones analyzing three main headphones:
Exploration: Touch Interaction
Exploration: Mountain Membrane
Imagine an incredibly smooth, thin mesh made of flexible fibers that protrude ridges such that the user feels a slight bump at the slide across the touch interface. And when placed on a desk, the membrane may act as a musical pulsator activated to the bass rhythms of a song. This could unlock interconnected smart devices such that braille could be pulsated at the whim of tracing letters around your environment for deaf+blind users.
This means that the that the outer touch interface must be tapered plastic such that it has the propensity and elasticity to actually move downwards at the touch of a finger to smoothly feel this user experience enhancement.