WORK             PLAYGROUND             ABOUT  
 
soune    
Focus Habits_
Creating different focus levels and transparent
communication in open working spaces

  group project     2,5 weeks     Umeå Institute of Design     2024    
  individual parts     sound design     animation     interaction design     user research  



UX Diana Lu, Dide Sevinçok 
ID   Cosima Pauli, Nicolò Vincenzi  





Soune creates focus habits through sound and physical interactions for people who work in open spaces. The interface on the surface supports open communication, while co-workers can see the current focus levels from a distance and the connected apps. Soune supports the feeling of ease, safety, and being understood while focusing.




CONCEPT VIDEO




USER RESEARCH + PROCESS

Physical interactions_different features and sizes
Physical interactions_flip to start/pause
Physical interactions_user feedback
Video Preperation
Feedback from Andreas Estensen (sound designer)
Video Preperation






 Portable and easy to carry

                                                     




INTERACTIONS




 







 








 








 






SOUND DESIGN


beginning of a subtle magical interaction

 positive recognition, knowing that you are synced

forming a habit by linking a particular sound with
 an increased level of focus 



creating a temporal and playful feeling of time




using a door knocking sound to mimic the
 urgency of important notifications in daily life




NOTIFICATIONS
Focus level     Notifications pass




Light Focus


Mid Focus


Deep Focus





DESKTOP CONNECTION

People can be added in selected focus levels. For example, your partner in crime can always reach out to you even in the deep focus. 






BRANDING






















INSIGHTS
Throughout the process, I worked and got familiar with Ableton to design sounds
for physical and digital interactions as well as interface animations. Recognizing how each aspect of product design, including sound, animations, interface, and interactions, influences the creation of a gentle and trustworthy experience, broadened my perspective.



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DİDE SEVİNÇOK 2024