The Spark Gallery pages are one of our most popular design destinations, with thousands of visitors each year. Check out some of the latest Spark entries, in the galleries below.
Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Dongsun Shin - Knock Knock
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Samsung Design Membership
Team Members: Dongsun Shin, Chaewon Lee & Seokoo Yeo
Knock Knock is a prenatal communication speaker designed for mothers with hearing impairments. It facilitates communication between the mother and the baby through voice customization and text-to-speech conversion. The mother can write messages in text format and deliver them in her customized voice to the baby. Additionally, while the fetus may experience defensive reactions to sudden noises, the mother, due to her hearing impairment, may not be aware of them. To address this issue, the service measures ambient noise levels and provides visual feedback to guide the mother in creating an appropriate communication environment for the baby. This helps release the mother's psychological stress and allows for bonding through conversation with the fetus. Moreover, the service can also be used after the birth, enabling the mother to read lullabies and storybooks to the baby using her own voice through the speaker function.