Shoji Screen Radio

I did this project as a way of creating new paradigms of interaction for a simple radio. I purposely designed this radio using the Golden Ratio, as well as Japanese Aesthetics. The primary controls within the radio include on/off, tuning and volume. 

Understanding Context

Prior to concept development, I studied the semantics and aesthetics found within Japanese interiors and furniture. I created a list of design elements to consider, and incorporate within my final radio.

Foam Core Prototype

Fiberboard Prototype

Concept Development

Concept development involved not only sketching ideas, but jumping straight into prototyping. I had to consider the mechanics needed within the radio in order to control the inputs. 

Final Concept

The final concept is a radio in which on/off, volume and tuning are controlled via two side panels.