ITP, New York
Mar 14th, 2017
Whenever the box is put on the table, the face facing up indicates the current state of the music. For example, the first photo shows that the music state is stop. The four states are play, speed up, stop and pause in order so that play is next to speed up and pause while oppose to stop. If the user want to skip a state, for example, stop the music directly while it is playing, he just needs to turn the box really fast because it takes half a second for the device to operate.
Skip back and skip ahead are two actions that can be achieved by lifting right or left side of the device. The pyramid-shape decorations on the side form two arrows pointing left or right on the side view that match the skip back and ahead actions.
Turning the Music Box? around for 360 degree to play a random song. I thought about the action for a long time in order to decide on one action that fits the feeling of randomness. I feel like turning around can be something interesting since you can never make two exactly the same turnings.