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OVERVIEW

PATTERN is a vibrant and social music application that uses colors to define sounds and playlist. This application exceeds the boundaries of hearing by visually changing the color of your room with the LED PATTERN LIGHT. The LED PATTERN LIGHT is an LED light that connects to the PATTERN app and changes colors based on the rhythm of the song or the vibe of the playlist. You can allow the application to interpret these sounds or create your own color meanings.

PROJECT ANALYSIS

PROBLEM: Randomized playlist disrupts moods and patterns within music rotation; I like to call this the flow. Additionally, and unfortunately, there is a lack of inclusion towards disabled-communities in the physical and digital world. In this particular case, I would like to create a platform that is inclusive towards those who are visually or hearing impaired by allowing those who cannot see, to hear the sound of color, and for those who cannot hear to see the color of sounds.

DESIGN GOAL: My goal for this project is to create a social music platform that creates a more inclusive way to experience sounds and color. Alongside this, I want this to be a platform where people can connect through their musical interests and creative interpretations. Share a playlist or have a party, the power is in your thumbs.

TARGET USERS:

• All ages

• Music lovers

• Visually impaired communities

• Hearing impaired communities

• Concert attendees

• DJ's

DELIVERABLES: APP + LED Light Bulb

TOOLS: AI, XD, PS

DURATION: OCTOBER 17, 2020 – TBD

ROLE: LEAD DESIGNER

TAGS: #UX #UI #APP #PITCH 

USER RESEARCH

I created two personas based on one-on-one interviews and survey results.

APPLICATION

Live visuals of how the application is intended to be used.

WIREFRAMES

The bare-bones. How to get from point A to point B using layouts and interactions.

+ Sketchbook designs available upon request

PRODUCT: LED LIGHT

The PATTERN LIGHT uses a streamlined design seen throughout the application. The lights of this app change colors in accordance with a song's rhythm or the customized user setting. One singular bulb will showcase one color at a time while switching with the cadence of the song. Multiple bulbs will interact with each other, creating a more immersive experience.

VISUAL DESIGN

Branding guidelines for the logo, typefaces, and brand colors.

REFLECTION

As I continue working on the development of this application, I would like to contact visual and hearing impaired communities to test my hypothesis of this project. Would an application like PATTERN change or improve how these groups of people experience sound and color? I'd like to find out.

© 2020 by Amira Maruf, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED