2. User Interaction
Exploring different parts and arrangements of knobs, buttons, and switches to provide control to the user with added tactile response.
3. Suspension System/Form Proportions
Investigating a 2-part system in which a steel frame makes contact with the ground surface, and rests underneath the plastic shell that houses the fragile components.
4. Foamcore Scale Testing
Foamcore, cardstock scale models. A larger and shorter record player from the form refinement phase were mocked up and tested for scale, user accessibility, and a top view aesthetic.
5. Final Design
Synthesizing the best elements from each stage of ideaion, the final try design allows for greater user access to controls, a sensibly sized dust cover, and a shape that stands out in a market saturated with uninspired forms.
Soundcradle’s suspension frame provides the turntable a soft cushion of protection against unwanted physical tremors and shakes.
A magnetized pin in the edge of the dust cover allows safe and secure locking and ease of removable.
Inspired by parts of previous century, Soundcradle’s control panel embellishes the under-recognized value of touchy, tactile controls
Bright, modern, highly energetic colorways for Gen Z, marketed for entry-level turntable users ages 15-25
Millennial (Gen Y)
Clear colored outer shells as a throwback to the early 2000’s, marketed towards entry-level users ages 25-35