The C60 Concept
In April of 2009 my colleagues Martin Bone and Kara Johnson published a collection of 12 design experiments in the book “I Miss My Pencil”.
Experiment #11, C60, examines the experience of listening to music. In addition to listening, we used to see and touch our music. Now we download, point and click.
Gone are the hours spent in the record store on a Saturday, leafing through the racks in search of that hidden gem. Replaced with sitting in front of your computer in your underpants… trolling through the iTunes store…
-Martin Bone, “I Miss My Pencil”
The C60 concept was created to bring tangibility to the digital music experience. A card represents a song or a collection of songs. Placement of a card on the C60 table causes the music represented by the card to be played. Multiple cards placed on the table form a clockwise ordered playlist.
An earlier “quick and dirty” prototype and process details after the jump: