Problem: Listening to music while biking is dangerous
Goal: Create a fun and safe music experience while biking
As a senior at RISD in a semester long project, our group tackled a whitespace in the music market: music for biker. Through much prototyping, user research and testing, we landed with an idea for earbuds that had stereo microphones, which played back sounds in your environment in real time. This allows the rider to hear ambient noise while enjoying to music. These ear buds are companies by an app, which allows you to adjust the level of music to ambient noise ratio. This app is fully functional and uses music already downloaded on your phone.
RISD Industrial Design '15