Industrial Sound Design
Eduardo Roxius, James Skeggs, Jon Sommarström
2 weeks, Spring 2016, Umeå Institute of Design
Dancing is universal. Some people are good at it, while some struggle doing it. With the notion of not for everybody, but it would be right for somebody, Cha-Cha is created. How can the beginners be assisted throughout dancing learning process?
Cha-Cha is a training device assisting beginners through the learning process of dancing. It encourages a user to synchronise body movements with music.
Breaking into layers
Challenge the user
The user selects and plays the song from the app. The inbuilt software of the device breaks music into segments as it creates a reference.
After finding the beat of the song, the user is triggered to take footsteps by projection on the floor. It indicates where and when the user should step.
The display challenges the user to get the body into the rhythm. It detects the body movements and provokes user to sync it with music. It translates data into direct visualisation.
The challenge was to blend sound as feedback with the music to dance on. We categorised sound into functional, operational and feedback sound. We focused on device sounds, input from the body movements, and breaking music into layers.
Tools used Kinect, Processing, Audacity, After effects in developing this project.
My contribution Concept, Sound Design, Prototyping, Interface Design, User experience, Production