Gestural Interfaces

How can an international software giant put its high-performance radar-based gesture sensor in action for connected home audio?

Scope

A team at our client, was testing its sensing technology in different contexts to enable people to control devices without touching a single button, knob or screen. This technology is a miniature radar that detects touchless gesture interactions. Working with the technology, we set out to provide the team with a deep understanding of users' experience interacting with audio in mid-air. One of the main factors to consider with this new form of interaction was how users receive feedback.

Impact

Our multi-disciplinary team, offering a unique skillset of engineering, service design, UX design and industrial design, set out to explore the changing audio landscape and trends. The insights derived from these tests allowed us, in a very close cooperation with the client team and another supplier for music boxes, to recommend and develop various industrial design adaptions. Our team continued to support in producing a functional prototype that was presented at the most important yearly client.

Users interact with their music - purely through gestures.

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Nancy Birkhölzer

Nancy Birkhölzer

Director, Experience Consulting, PwC Germany

Verena Augustin

Verena Augustin

Director, Experience Consulting, PwC Germany

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