A physical interface for digital music
Beep streams music directly from the cloud to your speakers so the tunes keep playing even when a call comes through. As Design Manager, I worked hands-on with the cross-disciplinary teams at New Deal Design to create complementary physical and digital interactions, initial packaging and identity designs before Beep launched their first audio product to market.
User Experience Design
New Deal Design
Mark Serr Photography
Exploring physical and digital interaction designs
How would a customer interact with the product and app throughout their home or office? What controls need to be included on the hardware and what can live within the app? Does the product need a screen?
We studied and evaluated numerous physical and digital interaction models before refining the multi-modal dial solution. Simple, low-cost LEDs beneath the surface provide the users with visual feedback and are hidden when not in use. They slowly pulse when the music is paused, revolve as the volume is adjusted, or sparkle along with your tunes in party mode.
A crafted look and feel for the home
With the client's office residing in a maker-district of San Francisco, they were hoping to develop a product that reflected the craftsmanship of their neighborhood rather than develop a stark technological device.
With a large, mechanical knob and available in copper or gun-metal, Beep devices are an attractive addition to any home audio system.
Fast Company Innovation by Design Award Finalist, Smart Home, 2015
CORE77 Professional Runner Up, 2015