Galaxy is a prototype “Tangible Music Player” in which the controls and musical content are represented by physical objects that can be manipulated in space.
The Tangible Music Player will use “token based interactions” - physical objects augmented with digital properties that can be controlled using your hands. Designs will utilize the physical affordances of the tokens, incorporate physical and digital constraints, and provide feedback / system status where needed.
Analysis of physical tokens - Concept generation - Visual design - Physical prototyping - Visual prototyping - Video production
In order to figure out the relationship between physical form and digital content, we began with raw sketches to visualize the concept and think about the affordability of the physical form. Keeping the whole system in a three dimension space helps us jump out of flat limitation.
the shape of albums is similar to that of stars.
The hierarchy between albums and songs is similar to that between fixed stars and planets.
Listening to music is like traveling in the universe.
Exploring the mystery of space is like exploring new genres and artists.
Sharing songs is like launching satellites.
03. Visual Experiment
Select the album
Share the song
04. Physical Prototype