My work explores the intersection between culture and function, encourages interaction, and successfully discerns narratives through visualization and design. Interactive experiences with technology have moved from purely design-based to becoming cultural phenomena; the idea of “swiping right” indicates approval; when in doubt, pull down your screen like a slot machine to refresh a thread.
My project focuses on the possible interactions between design and music, and how they can engage with each other to create a new, personalized experience. I began designing an app that would allow the audience to be more intimately tied with the music, making them feel like part of the performance.
With Concerto, I focus on the possibilities that allow and encourage design, music, and people to engage in a new, interactive experience. Concerto transforms concert-goers into an active and integral part of a musician’s performance and production through an interactive app.
Inspired by the traditional format of a large concert, this app gives the audience the power to change the designs displayed on screens flanking the stage with various predetermined designs or user-generated content.
With Concerto, I explore my capacity as a UX artist, give listeners tools to express themselves, and allow musicians a platform to invite their audience into the creative process. With Concerto, we can all be artists—if only for the duration of a song.