This was my personal final project for Stanford's Interactive Device Design class. I went through the design thinking process to come up with an mp3 player design. I conducted empathy work to understand how people listen to music, and came up with a solution for a friend of mine who likes to bring friends together for dance parties at his apartment. Design process documented here.
|Used interaction design frameworks such as Bill Verplank's diagrams to understand human factors.|
|Completed the wiring for the mp3 player via breadboard prior to soldering onto perf board.|
|Laser cut prototype of the housing in cardboard (from Adobe Illustrator file). Determined dimensions and fit prior to laser cutting a final version in basswood and acrylic.|
|The perf board and electronics inside the housing.|
|The final mp3 player, with lit on/off switch and volume adjuster. Coded the fuctionality in C language (Teensy microcontroller) using a provided template.|