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Paintable

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Mr. Dean NienFU Chen
Design Type: interaction table
Company / Organization / School: Högskolan för design och konsthantverk
Team Members: Herman Hansson

"We believe everyone can make music, and it should be playful and creative." In order to realize this dream, we thought about how can we let people who don't have any music knowledge (especially young kids) make their own music? Art and music are normally learned separately and as an individual, not as a group activity. If we have chance to learn both of them at same time, would we learn them better and be more creative? As people over rely on technology, people don’t have such close relationships with other people. How can we let users create connections with people and learn more about art, music, and how to cooperate with other people to be creative during this process, to make people become more creative and sociable. We uses classic photograph as its main concept, making anyone capable of drawing on the table surface to become their own photograph records to make music. The whole table surface is made into a round shaped music score. Users are able to use 3 primary colors (red, green, and blue) to create any music notes at the different position on the surface. In order to help younger children use Paintable easily, we look through child digital products on the market for inspiration, hoping to understand how to design an interface that is truly friendly for all users. Meanwhile, we use playful and simple form combined with wooden material to create the table appearance that goes well with other indoor furniture.