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Radio R1

Radio R1 of Sam Hecht, Durrell Bishop and Andre Klauser is a very minimalist. The unit (the box) broadcasts and the displacement of this last change of station or increases (or decreases) the volume. The product is designed for the blind which is doing very well with analog!
The presentation of designers:

An analog radio is one of most important product for a blind people. In the using a behavior of how people manipulated rather than burying all of interaction in to the product. So adjusting radio to the right station would require a new kind of manipulation rather than simply tuning a knob.
‘R1’ has designed for them to control the radio more intuitively. By using a wheel structure user can control the radio by physical movement. The ‘R1’ allowed users to turn gadget on or off and to control volume and tuning simply by physically rolling the radio forward, backward and sideways.
Functionally, by using bevel gear system, I could increase a tuning range more than four times wider than before. There were too many channels in a narrow display before.

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