2020 Galleries

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Flo

Finalist

Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Jiakun Hao
Design Type: Concept, Product & industrial, Web, UX, UI, IXO, HCII
Company / Organization / School: Art Center College of Design
Website: http://www.alexhao.design
Team Members: Jiakun Hao

1. What is flo? Flo is a musical product that allows people with no music knowledge to enjoy, play, and create music. It uses the power of AI to translate music into a colorful visual map. The concept of flo is to lower the music barrier of entry so that everyone can play music using this product. Flo brings the joy of creating music, playing an instrument, or just making sounds to everyone regardless of their musical background. 2. Why flo? Study shows that most learners don't memorize auditorial messages as well as visual, tactile, or even smell. Because of that, most people can't play music. To help these people play music, flo translates music using the numbered musical notation into a visual map guided by the color spectrum. The user can use their common knowledge of color to play their favorite song.