Human instrument

Handsfree instrument developed for people with different abilities.

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Company

Vahakn Studio - London, UK

Year & Duration

2014 (8 months)

Role

UX Designer | Product Designer
- Research usability and ergonomics studies.
- Sketch and explore designs based on requirements.
- Create CAD models to 3D print and study materials properties.
- Build physical prototype for usability testing (software outsourced).
- Conduct usability testing and iterate on findings to improve the instrument.
- Create renders and detailed specs for production and assembly.

OBJECTIVE

Research, design and develop high quality musical instruments for people with physical disabilities in close collaboration with the British Paraorchestra.

Usability and ergonomics studies

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Sketch exploration

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One of the "hundreds" prototypes created

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Prototype played during British paraorchestra rehearse

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Prototype played by Clarence Adoo in a concert in Quatar

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Final design

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