Students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) have unveiled a new concept they have created in the form of the Skube Spotify Music Box.
The Skube Spotify and Last.fm Music Box has been designed to provide a more physical and social experience whilst listening to Spotify. Watch the videos after the jump to learn more about the Skube project and see it in action.
The team of students that designed the Skube explain how they have designed the Spotify player to function:
“The interface is designed to be intuitive and tangible. Flipping the Skube changes the modes, tapping will play or skip songs and flipping a Skube on its front face will turn it off. The shape informs the user to the ways they are able to connect the music players together.
This allows different Skubes to be in either Discovery mode or Playlist mode when connected to other players. When multiple Skubes are connected together,they act as one music player and they contribute to a global playlist that is played on all them.”
Currently Skube is a working prototype at the moment and uses a combination of Arduino, Max/MSP and an XBee wireless network. But perhaps to help it make the jump from concept to production we might see the Skube Spotify Music Box landing on Kickstarter or similar. For more information jump over to the Sound + Design website.
Source: Verge : Sound + Design