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412 beats


DURATION: 6 WEEKS

TEAM: IRENE ALVARADO, MANJARI SAHUNURIE JEONG, VIKAS YADAV

MY ROLE: DESIGN RESEARCH, EXPERT INTERVIEWS, JOURNEY MAP, PHYSICAL INSTALLATION DESIGN, ERGONOMICS PROTOTYPINGMOBILE PROTOTYPING

TOOLS USED: AUTOCAD, ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP. SKETCH, AFTER-EFFECTS, FRAMER

#AR   #COMPUTERVISION   #UX   #INTERACTION DESIGN   #INCLUSIVEDESIGN   #PARTICIPATORYDESIGN   #FRAMERJS   #DOPEAFTEREFFECTS


A spatialdigital and communal intervention, 412 beats focuses on bringing local music talent to a broader community. Rooted in computer vision and semantic web, it brings music serendipity to the streets, It allows anyone to scan simple patterns through cellphone cameras to access embedded music via any mobile web browser. Instead of downloading data on native devices people will be able to share data through liberal web. Based on the research done along with music education programs and local artists, 412 beats provides platform to local artists to digitally embed their music in physical spaces of the city through a DIY framework.
Detailed process blog here.


1. PHYSICAL INSTALLATION


The aesthetic physical art installations are physical manifestations of digital audio files. 
Coming up with formthe installation provides maximum accessibility by enabling multi-person interaction. 
Abiding by anthropometrical standards, it provides adequate space and facilitates the natural handling of cellphones.


2. MOBILE APP FOR LISTENERS (AUGMENTED REALITY)


Audience don't have to download an app - simply access the web and scan the music.
Users may keep music locally and share their experience with friends who live outside the community. 
Inspired by Memphis design movement, the overall branding contains the code of serendipitous joy.

User flow for Mobile Experience : Guides listeners to scan, curate and share their music

We designed animated onboarding screens especially to mitigate any challenges around scanning, sharing and curating music


3. WEB APPLICATION FOR MUSICIANS


The website supports local musicians to promote their songs in their community. 
It helps convert digital music files to the aesthetic physical art installations.

User flow for Web App : Guides musicians to upload and customize their music


DESIGN PROCESS


PROMPT: Look into the everyday lives affected by complex systems that are sometimes unnoticed, immersive, delightful, informative, useful or useless. By approaching systems such as social/mobile services from various perspectives, we were encouraged to discover an opportunity where emerging technologies in design, such as intelligent sensing, systems can add value in the way in which people connect with one another in their surroundings throughout the day. We were asked to propose a design, that can change/improve people’s experience in the city of Pittsburgh in meaningful way. 

Initial Research    |    Definition    |    Discovery    |    Concept    |    Refinement    |    User Testing    |     Reflection & Future Work


INITIAL RESEARCH


02. FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL IMPACT.jpg

DEFINITION



DISCOVERY



DESIGN PRINCIPLES



CONCEPT



REFINEMENT


Journey Map explains phase-wise interactions of users(Listeners / Musicians) along with designed touch-points(Click to enlarge)


USER TESTING



REFLECTION & FUTURE WORK



Detailed process blog here.