1. produce or be filled with a deep, full, reverberating sound.
2. produce electrical or mechanical resonance.
'Resonate' is a project worked in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum in New York that aims to strengthen the interaction between visitors (regardless of age or physical differences) and generate a new form of language.
This table hosts a responsive surface that utilizes touch as an input for sound, allowing visitors to collaborate with one another to "sculpt" their own audio experience. This encourages participants to touch and engage with one another through music; a universal form of expression.
As an Industrial Designer born and raised inPeru, I envision my curiosity and culture creativity through ‘Resonate’. South America is Known for its narrative; Magical realism to be precise. Hyperbole is the norm and there is a thin distinction between the dreams and reality. Resonate is an embodiment of this concept, where touch generates a unique form of expression. Together, we can create a more complex or satisfying melody, or we could engage on a system where audio could perform in a proactive way for users.
+ Dimensions: 52” x 20” x 35”.
+ Responsive Ink silkscreened on veneer.
+ Maple wood.
Aluminum CNC machined speakers.
This project explores user's senses through common intuition. Resonate is configured to play piano notes when its surface patterns are touched; each dot touched plays a music tone. However, each audio outcome could be modified to specific means. Furniture could become an instrument or could be a learning tool, it is all based on a reconfigurable system.
Resonate’s interactive surface introduces a unique system. Conductive ink is silkscreened on the table wave-form table top. As the user plays with the irregular table top, music is generated through the in-housed speakers adapted within design.
Its particular two leveled height is welcoming for a range of users, kids and elderly are able to interact within the design.
How it works-
The patterns on the table top are visually intiguing, sparking curiosity on users to touch, play and engage. A set of ‘dots’ run along the surface and each connects to a hidden smart board. This is in- housed in table’s accesible compartment.
The table top becomes a circuit board, and the design presents this in a very minimalist and modern way. Conductive ink to be silkscreened has been diluted and mixed with other non- polymer materials so that circuitry remains active and system works efficiently.
This smart board is configured so that once touched a determined piano note is played by the in- housed speakers. Notes can be played simultaneously, and music time can be defined by the time users touch them.
This furniture houses a set of aluminum speakers that were CNC machined to fit in design ergonomics. Resonate is a furniture housing a flexible and tactile- audio experience.
This System could be applied into different forms and ways in which the users may play or learn from this interactive design. Each audio output could be modified to exert a determined tune or phrase once touched. Dependent of its context, each note could be a learning experience for users. Build a sentence or recreate a new space based on your interaction with the dots. Resonate experiments with an innovative system that could be applied based on its contextual means.
'Resonate' is a new proposal for users to engage and connect with one another through a universal form of expression, and aims to stimulate curiosity on visitors.