New Music Experience through Tangible Interaction

Ideation and making of Remio



Remio is a wearable device for music lovers, which empowers users to create music through tangible interaction. Difference sensors such as touch sensor, pressure sensor, and acceleration sensor, are embedded in the device, for instance, the head pad and audio cable, which enable users to make music interacting naturally with the device. The design examines tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction in the context of emerging technologies. Using the mobile app, users can edit the music they generate, as well as share it with others.



I adopted an iterative process, which involves user research, ideation, model making, prototyping, user testing, as well as the implementation of the final product.


User Research

The starting point of the research is to investigate the wearable device trend in China to get insights into the potential user group. Following this, I studied the lifestyle of target users to conducted user observations and interviews to analyze the potential user needs.



The user research showed that the target users are interested in personalized wearable products which can be used in diverse scenarios. They are also into sharing and creating online, which gives them a sense of participation and connection. Informed by the research, the design goal was established: create a hybrid wearable product that is interactive and playful, which allows users to listen and play music anytime and anywhere.s

To design a unique way of interaction, I examined the gestures used in music playing, which play an important role in expressing emotions. I utilized rapid-prototyping to test initial ideas. Then I made sketches to explore the forms of the product. To make the experience seamless, I built the information architecture and lo-fi interfaces for the mobile application.



The making process included the investigation of mechanical structure design, material and finishing research,  3D modeling and printing etc.


Interface Design

The interface design focused on seamless user experience.

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