leon BROWN

An experimental speaker that bridges analog and digital interactions through a control system that detects gestures and uses hand movements to control music.

Principal Designer:
Leon Brown

The interactions that are designed into our objects are bound by a common understanding within the social consciousness—we learn to identify switches by their features as contrasting buttons, and door handles communicate to us their push or pull intent with their physical form.

But in a design space shifting rapidly from the analogue to the digital, the physical to the metaphysical—designers face a challenge in translating old product vernacular from the traditional to the contemporary.

 

Wave forms a more perfect union between our understanding of mechanical functionality, and the interactive realities of the digital age. Instead of pressing inward on flat displays, Wave encourages a more playful and dynamic interaction with our objects—twist to adjust volume, swipe to select songs, and push to pause. Wave was a self-initiated project.

Wave speaker forms a more perfect union between our understanding of mechanical functionality, and the realities of the digital age in which we are inculcated. Instead of pressing inward on flat displays, it encourages more dynamic interaction in vacant space—emphasising the importance of physical interaction, rather than suppressing those movements.

Expand
See Work