Analysis and practical exercises in the study of form are
generally focused on the appearance of objects where the
visual sense is dominant. Less attention has been paid to how
we experience products and objects through other sensory
channels such as our hearing and touch. However, the use of
sound in products has become increasingly important not only
to enhance product quality but also for the exchange of
information. Companies such as Philips and Nokia have
sound design on their agenda and today this area is known as
Industrial Sound Design.
This course provides the students with the opportunity to
experiment with sound and to explore the relationship between
form, light and sound. The course addresses topics ranging
from the technical aspects of sound and materials, to
cognitive issues on how we understand and
The overall aim of the course is for the students to gain an
increased understanding, awareness and experience about how
sound and light can be used in product and
Stefan Lindberg, a Sound Designer from Sonic Studios at the
Interactive Institute Piteå
Angl° by Júlia
Nacsa, Taís Mauk & Joakim Bergbom
Angl° is a wearable device creating real-time sound
feedback to improve exercise experience for recreational athletes.
By increasing their awareness through melodic soundscapes,
Angl° help athletes prevent injuries and support proper exercise
These soundscapes are generated based on sensor information
monitored from the user's natural training rhythm. When their
posture collapses, Angl° creates dissonant audio to alert them to
their degrading form. The device also guides users to optimal
workout intensity, subtly increasing the tempo of the soundscape to
motivate them, or slowing it down to protect them from
Remind - Music for
Memory by Emily Keller, Darja Wendel, Lina Trulsson,
and Migle Padegimaite
"What if loved ones could help awaken memories through
music and sounds?" The result was a personalized, tangible, digital
music player for elderly Alzheimer's patients. Our concept was
inspired by music as therapy for Dementia via the documentary
Meridiem - Care for your sleep
by Ionita Bogdan, James McIntyre, Jiaojiao Xu, and
The combination of sound and light offers a great
opportunity to redesign sleeping process in a more natural and
intuitive approach. Breathing therapy is introduced as a method to
regulate user's inhale and exhale before going to sleep as well as
waking up, which results in better sleep quality.
Spotter 1.0 by Maja
Hedlund, Ilteris Ilbasan, Roy
Pouliadou, and Idil Tunga.
A device that will assist life-guards reach an athlete in
need to prevent fatal accidents at triathlon swimming races.
Tofu - Personal Sound
Nudges by Jenni Toriseva, Marcel Penz, Regi Vegele,
and Zihao Wang.
Tofu will give your friends gentle sound nudges to remind them of
their goals. The main purpose of tofu is to help your friends brake
bad habits or gain good one's. It is meant as a present for someone
you care about.
The Food Radiation Scanner by Mady
Torres, Jost Siebert, Peter Alwin, and Kevin Gaunt
The Food Radiation Scanner is a kitchen appliance
that helps people determine if their groceries are safe to consume.
The target audience are Japanese households affected by the
Fukushima incident living in areas where elevated radiation levels
can be observed in fresh food at local markets. The Food Radiation
Scanner improves on handheld Geiger counters in that it offers more
accurate and understandable readings in a shorter amount of time.
This way we hope to make customers feel safe about buying locally
grown food again.