Alumnus Designs Audio Device with Tao Design & Tao Tec, China

7 January 2016

Miguel Silva, alumnus of Domus Academy’s Master in Product Design program, is currently working in Hangzhou, China, where he is collaborating with the industrial design company Tao Design & Tao Tec. Here, together with his team, he developed HeartBeat, a portable audio device that seeks to engage people on an emotional level.

HeartBeat is composed of two speakers, each shaped like half of a heart. When the two halves are joined and play together, connected to a smart device by Bluetooth, they illuminate with a heartbeat rhythm, as if they are “kissing.” The device can also be configured as a pill shape, thanks to powerful magnets that hold the speakers together.

A product of the company MÜAH, HeartBeat creates a unique user experience, enhancing the relationship between music and emotions.

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