2016 (3 weeks)
This radio was inspired by a hand-cranked emergency radio used during my childhood.
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 Dial movement is in line with graphics
Radio Dial movement is in line
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.
The original radio was very unintuitive, overly rugged, and confusing to use in the dark.
Original radio remade and
examined in Illustrator.