Roli Inspire Block Design Project
This is my graduate class project, and in this project I designed for ROLI, an innovative brand of music products. the most important features of ROLI's products are their modularity and tactility, so I designed a new module combining these features.
Nowadays, more young people want to create own music, but how to "start" composing is often the hardest part. The moment of inspiration is important, and how to better capture that moment so that they can better start creating music is the problem I want to solve.
For this purpose, I have designed three ideas:
Collection of actions while listening to music
Design earphones and earphone cases as a way to collect subconscious or active movements of the head and hands while listening to music. To "imitate" other people's drums and start composing with it.
Draw random curves and find groove
Designing a product interface can draw curves, and then try random attempts again and again to find that "surprise groove" and continue to create from there.
Design an audio interface that recognizes humming and converts the hummed melody into the sound of other instruments. By this way, finally add some decorative melodies or musical elements to the music
To experiment with this, I invited five people to try to create music according to the above three ideas, and the final result is that these methods are possible for people with no musical background to create music.
Beginning music users of Roli
Roli users' character
Passionate about innovative music products
There is a need to create music anywhere, anytime, so they need portable modular products
They like geeky products and they are mostly young males
Like tactile music products
Roli design language research
Main shape is usually square
Soft surface material