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  1. Outline • User Needs Research • Interviews • Focus groups • Concepts • Impressions • Final Concept • Video sketch • User needs addressed • Other interactions • End/Questions

  2. Design Context • Digital music player for families in the kitchen • Focus: Emotional needs

  3. Family Interviews • Interviewed 4 families • Pittsburgh-area families • Children aged 2 to 13 • Videotaped visits to their homes • Talked about kitchen use and set-up, music • Music in the rest of the house • Music likes/dislikes and listening habits

  4. Findings from Family Interviews • Music Listening Habits • Kitchen Habits • Families and Music Sharing

  5. Findings from Family Interviews • Music Listening Habits • Music tends to be mood-dependent • Tied to genres rather than artists/songs • Kitchen Habits • Families and Music Sharing

  6. Findings from Family Interviews • Music Listening Habits • Kitchen Habits • Music in kitchen as background • Kitchen is emotional and physical portal into and surrounding home • Hands in kitchen get dirty and messy and so will player if touch interactions are required • Families and Music Sharing

  7. Findings from Family Interviews • Music Listening Habits • Kitchen Habits • Families and Music Sharing • Family connection through music • Dancing, singing together • Dinnertime is quality family talking time

  8. 3 Concepts for Focus Groups Music Mats Music Magnets Music Jars

  9. … something that is “always on” – not stored away between listenings … something that both parents and kids can use, and parents can decide when kids can use it … a variety of music genre choices … to give up space … something they have to worry about breaking … something kids can lose or choke on Findings from Focus Groups WANTS DON’T WANTS

  10. Focus Group Favorite: Magnets • Central location • Familiar kitchen object already • Not breakable • Can be personalized • Simple, fun interaction

  11. MagneTunes Board Active play area Virtual cabinets are where magnets are stored when not in active Play area Digital screen display Fridge stores current favorite genres of family Sink is non-magnetized area so magnets release and can be washed if dirty

  12. Other Interactions Start playing Move magnet to active area Stop playing Move magnet to cabinets Volume control Rotate magnet Skip song Tap magnet Genre info Squeeze magnet while in fridge Song info Squeeze magnet while in active area

  13. Easy & Fun Interactions • Simple interactions • Fun for parents and children • Tangibility good for kids

  14. Integrated into Kitchen • Washable magnets, screen can be wiped clean • Durable magnets – can stand up to rough wear • No storage issues • Always available when mounted on fridge or cabinet door • Fast interaction points

  15. Bringing Family Together • Personalized magnets allow easy access to other family member’s favorites • Alternates playing songs from each active magnet

  16. Easy cleaning Family sharing music Dynamic preference tracking Always available, mountable anywhere