Project

TouchTones

Role

Art DirectionUI/Visual Design

Overview
Microsoft Surface was an interactive table device and was unveiled in May of 2007, five years before the Surface tablets and laptops we know today. When the Surface was first released, it was a big deal. It was one of the first non-desktop, non-mobile multi-user interactive devices to come to market and it was a huge opportunity to make something different.

Project

TouchTones for PixelSense

Overview
Our collective passion for music and interaction led to the creation of TouchTones, a multi-user collaborative music maker that doesn’t require any musical knowledge in order to make something beautiful. The instrument took advantage of Surface’s unique camera-based system to leverage finger orientation as well as touch position.
TouchTones for Surface V1
TouchTones for Surface v1 was a proof of concept of sorts. It was the first app that we designed and developed for the original Surface table. It was 720p magic! Seriously though, it was received well and that's why we were asked to redesign it for the updated PixelSense table a few years later.
Credits
Agency: StimulantUX Designer: Nathan MoodyProducer: Lee GranasVisual Designer: Jules KönigDevelopers: Josh Santangelo/Joel PrydeSounds: Nathan Moody

Project

TouchTones forWindows Phone 7

Overview
In 2010, we ported TouchTones to the Windows Phone 7 platform which required a significant redesign of the user interface and user experience.
Redline
This is something I'd share with our dev team so they can see all the assets in one place. It also helps in the design process to check for consistency and to make sure things work together as design language.
Credits
Agency: StimulantUX Designer: Nathan MoodyProducer: Lee GranasVisual Designer: Jules KönigDeveloper: Joel PrydeSounds: Nathan Moody