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Nostalgic Object

Personal Redesign
2016 (3 weeks)

 

This radio was inspired by a hand-cranked emergency radio used during my childhood.

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Growing up, hurricane season sometimes meant days without power--- setting up a shelter in the windowless space beneath the stairs while the outside was howling.

The design goal: save the treasured nostalgic object, but rework the controls and design to make them more logical, and the aesthetics more user-friendly.
 

Radio Redesign

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Radio Dial movement is in line with graphics

Radio Dial movement is in line
with graphics.

The focused light is controlled by turning its housing.

Its form and warm glow are reminiscent of an old projector. It gives off a diffused ambient glow.

Original Radio


The original radio was very unintuitive, overly rugged, and confusing to use in the dark.

Original radio remade and
examined in Illustrator.

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I examined and redesigned the radio layout
to be gridded and hierarchical.

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Graphics
Most of the original graphic layout didn't align
with the movement of the knobs and sliders. 

Form
As this is for primarily indoor use, on tables and flat surfaces, I chose to make the profile horizontal. 

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Clients
HP
8i

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