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A Sand Based Interface
to Manipulate Music


Scope: 3 Weeks

Role: Programming, Fabrication,Overall Concept Development, User Testing

Team: Tyler Gumb, Janel Wong and Yue Yuan

Summary: Currently existing interfaces for manipulating and creating music focus on precision at the expense of a simple and organic interaction accessible by all. Our aim was to create an interface that would allow users to find pleasure and escape in manipulating sound. To achieve this we combined the tactile experience of playing with sand with an exploration of sound. SANDWAV allows you to control music by reshaping sand. You begin by placing sand onto the white elevated platform. You are free to sculpt the sand on the platform as you wish and hear sounds change and new music emerge. When you are finished clear the platform of sand and the sounds you created will fade away.


Please see my blog for further information on Sandwav.