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Dolby Conference Phone
Winner - Silver
Designer: Peter Michaelian - Head of Design
Company / Organization / School: Dolby Laboratories
Team Members: Lucas Saule, David Clementson, Thao Hovanky, Venu Kalluri, Andrew Border, frog design
The Dolby Conference Phone revitalizes the conference call experience. It pairs sophisticated features with intuitive usability in a simple, modern, functional form. The phone uses multiple microphones and advanced software to capture the full sound atmosphere in the room, ensuring all speakers can always be heard. And it separates the voices in the room for callers who hear the voices as coming from different points in space so they can track who is speaking. The round, wrapped, perforated metal, with its concave center, visualizes the sense of universal sound capture while providing a subtle cue to participation. And the circular control panel echoes the overall form, featuring an easily accessible tactile mute button paired with physical volume buttons to help prevent mistakes during a call. The panel’s capacitive touch screen and innovative UI allow for easy call management and one-touch meeting join. A bright ring of light that can be easily seen from any vantage point within the conference room clearly indicates the current call status. The Dolby Conference Phone brings everyone into the room, improving participation through a simpler, clearer and better call experience.