Week 2

Tianrui Zhang - Thu 5 March 2020, 11:14 pm
Modified: Sun 15 March 2020, 8:12 pm

This week I mainly listened to the ideas of my classmates. Most of them are interesting, but there are some that I don't understand.

My thoughts are about music. I want to focus on a few posters that are similar to my ideas.I think my own idea is about music, but I see teachers in the table classify it as emotional. The punching bag is really good for venting emotions, but it is also good fitness equipment. In addition, the fountain is a large installation. In future designs, I will consider replacing the fountain with the small water column.


His idea is to use a pressure sensor, which is similar to my idea. In addition, we both chose to combine music with sports. His target users are people interested in sports or fitness enthusiasts. But I think this idea is more suitable for those who think sports are boring. In his Inspiration, he mentioned, "Every digital signal or waveform could be transcript into sound waves". I think it is possible to visualize these sound waves and display them with lights or images. In this way, the whole idea will be more attractive.

Naomi – Mixed Reality music creator

I don't think the interaction of this design is obvious. Put a recording device on the glasses, and then press the switch on the glasses to record. This design is more like a glasses-shaped recorder. The interaction method is a traditional button, and this button is mounted on the glasses. I want to improve this interaction, for example, using a finger to make a gesture in front of the glasses to trigger the recording switch. Regarding the use of MR technology, I learned some knowledge about AR, VR, MR last year. I don't think the technology of MR is mature at this moment, and MR technology can be difficult to do. If use glasses, I think AR can be used instead of MR. In addition to glasses, recording equipment can also use other media, such as gourds, test tubes, dolls and so on.

Melo Catcher – A music box that can DIY your own melody

The traditional music box is also controlled by the controller. I recommend changing the interaction method of the controller. We can use fitness equipment, such as spinning bikes or treadmills instead of controllers. In addition, each controller can represent a scale of do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, respectively. In this way, players can ensemble a tune together, enhancing the fun.

The display screen can show a game, combining the game with music, such as Super Mario or Whac-A-Mole(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whac-A-Mole

). Use Mario to jump out of the music score, or each gopher can represent a tone, and hit the gopher with a sound-controlled hammer.