MAY–JUNE 2015 INTERACTIONS 35 INTERACTIONS.ACM.ORG
Image 1A. Sketches
exploring multiple and
single audio outputs.
Image 1B. Prototypes of
different aesthetic explorations.
These two images were contributed
by Liliana Ovalle (Interaction
Design Research Studio,
Goldsmith’s, London), used here
with permission. The soft organic
forms of the prototype sketches
in 1A take shape as Dieter Rams-inspired physical prototypes
in 1B. The sketches in 1A are
exercises in embodiment during the
development of the Energy Babble
audio device. The forms in 1B are
prototypes exploring different
aesthetics during the development
of the Energy Babble audio device.
As a post-hoc reflective observation
on the part of the curators of this
article, one could note that the
forms in 1B appear to be artfully
arranged as in a cubist landscape,
in both the pastel color palette and
primary shapes. Here, the images
play the roles of record of making
and record of inspiration of form.