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Mood Driven Music Player for Young Moderns

Summary

Description

The müz is a mood driven music player for young moderns to use in their entire home. The main mood selector requests a mix of music that represents a particular emotional state. Motion detectors sense people's presence in each room so music can follow them throughout the house. The system also features disposable remote controls to allow guests to have minimal control over what's being played without needing direct access to the müz.

Process

Through user research and focus group feedback we came up with three themes to carry through to our design: The Coolness Factor, Total Experience, and Access and Control. We have broken down our process into four main sections:

Research: Interviews and Shadowing, Shopping, Media Review

Synthesis: Functional Needs, Brainstorming, Scenarios, Focus Group Feedback

Design: Inspiration, Physical Prototype, Interaction, Video Storyboard

Solution: Final Presentation, Video Sketch

You may download an archive of this entire process book, including referenced documents and video, with the following link:

Team:
- Peter Centgraf
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Laura Dabbish
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Lorrianne Nault

 

IID 2005 . Human-Computer Interaction Institute . Carnegie Mellon University