Prototype and interaction proof-of-concept for a system that allows the driver's surround stereo panorama to be rearranged with hand gestures.
The driver is able to grab and move sound sources with his hands, via gesture control. Music, phone calls, and alerts can be handled intuitively. This is particularly useful in combination with HARMAN’s ISZ, where sound sources can be passed on to fellow passengers.
I worked on ideation, concept refinements, building of the first prototype and I directly managed the creation of the further-refined versions that followed. The portable speakers we used create a nice visual feedback that shows where the audio is coming from while the driver/passenger is moving it with their bare hands
Probably my favorite part of this concept is the idea of input-output coincidence applied to sound and gestures. It was a very unique study and resulted in a very satisfactory prototype to use!