Future of Headphones

Andrea Macian

Imagine the pottery scene of Patrick Swayze in Ghost without music. Muting the sound, it would not be so emotional and passionate; it would even become odd. Sound and music are everywhere making our daily experiences different in many aspects. Our hearing sense combined with our sight let us be aware of our surrounding as well as take advantage of the opportunities that are offered. In the last decades, the popularity of small portable earbuds has increased, becoming useful devices when listening to music or calling our friends.

The goal of this project was developing a future concept of earbuds. By means of technology advancements, these devices will go further than entertainment being a daily product for users to know better themselves in terms of health, while also acting as a personal assistant. During this thesis it was conducted detailed research to develop the interaction of this new device. Additionally, we developed a mobile app to connect the earbuds, from where users will be able to completely personalize the experience in every aspect, becoming a unique practice for everyone; as well as this app will reflect some important data that is usually hidden from the self.

Andrea Macian

I am Andrea, a 23 years old design engenieer from Spain currently based in Berlin. I am specialized in UX and UI on digital platforms.
Creating new experiences is my passion and I believe the future is in personalized designs that meet humans needs based on this techonological revolution we are currently living.
I am exited for learning more and becoming part of this!
Take a look at my work :)

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

I hope having achieved some goals and keeping working to acomplish more.

What is a good design for you?

A design that completely fits the user needs without him noticing it

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Learning how to thinkout of the box and not being influenced by other previous experiences

Who or what inspires you?

Everything you need is in the details arround you, everywhere

How do you approach a new project?

I try to find the root of the problem that should be solved and confront it from different perspectives.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Keep your mind open.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

Obviously yes! If I hadn't change in one year and a half, I would be worried.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I am a curious person and I wanted to have a deeper approach to UX.

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