Social Sonos

A Sonos sponsored music sharing experience.
Designer(s)
Faculty
Sonos came to the University of Washington in the spring of 2018 asking students to participate in a two week long sprint, posing simply "what is the future of music?". Inspired by the sentiment and deepened emotional connection driven by traditional forms of music sharing, such as mixed tapes and personalized CDs, Social Sonos' app extension heightens this personal experience. By sending music direct to other users to listen in real time, or providing a live streaming queues so everyone can be the DJ, users are connected across time and space. A new speaker model was designed to emulate these features, highlighting portability and lighting.
App
Experience
Photo of Social Sonos project.
Photo of Social Sonos project.