Tangible Sound Toys Project (Usability Study)
(2019)

I recorded observations and operated functional prototypes of sound toys designed to encourage sound awareness in minors as part of a research study conducted with school children. This study was conducted by Dr. Kristin Carlson, Dr. Gregory Corness, and Dr. prophecy sun.

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Each toy was designed around the affordances of certain househould objects: "capturing" sound with a net, "mixing" sounds with a pitcher, or "hearing" far off sounds with a telescope, for example. Contained within the devices were small microphones, speakers, and blue tooth modules that would send audio data back and forth between a laptop running Max 7.

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