2016 (3 weeks)
Nostalgic Object was inspired by a hand-cranked emergency radio that I would use during hurricanes while growing up in Texas.
Horizontal radio dial movement is in line with graphics
Radio Dial movement is in line
The flashlight is controlled by turning its rim.
Its form and warm glow are reminiscent of an old projector.
It gives off a diffused ambient glow.
The original radio was very unintuitive, overly rugged, and confusing to use in the dark.
Original Design Issues
Inputs (eg: signal type and tuning) were not in line/ the same orientation with the selections.
Basic input locations are not obvious when operating the radio in the dark.
Many similar style knobs used for different functions.
I examined and redesigned the radio layout to be gridded and hierarchical
As this is for primarily indoor use, on tables and flat surfaces, I chose to make the radio horizontal.
Most of the original graphic layout didn't align with the movement of the knobs and sliders.