Wacom Bamboo Radio
Industrial Design Engineering Bachelor Final Project, the cliënt being Wacom, requesting a design and idea for a new product to add to the Bamboo range. Based on a performed internal business and market analysis, an opportunity for the Bamboo segment turned out to be a focus on brand recognition.
The concept created is a combination of a dock, physical knobs, and an app, which provides the experience of handling a real radio, while conveniently browsing through internet radio channels.
The dock has the look and feel of a re-imagined archetype audio device, and as such acts on the user. Using the knobs, the user can control the display of audio, internet radio in this case, without even using the screen for reference. The whole process is made more intuitive.
In the home situation the dock, apart from delivering an enhanced user experience, serves as a container for the tablet. People who share the use of an tablet often lose track of the whereabouts of the device. The dock offers them a place to stall it, a safe haven where the device will also be charged.