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Pebble1 - The Pebble MP3 Player is the result of a styling project in which I attempted to examine market trends. I found references that described the trend's visual language and used those references to find a new solution.
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Pebble2 - My first direction was based on the current trends in electronics.
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Pebble3 - With my references, I ideated to find a new form and way of interacting with content. The bottom right 'pebble' idea intrigued me the most because of the way a user could rub the surface. After exploring this direction some, I wanted to look into something more user friendly and approachable, that encouraged touching rather than warding it off with overseriousness.
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Pebble4 - My second direction was based on the green trend, and natural influences. After exploring the 'dark glass' areas, I decided I wanted something more friendly and warm to encourage interaction.
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Pebble5 - After some initial sketching following my second direction, I decided to explore combining my two previous directions into a unique blend of dark glass aesthetics and natural embracing form. I did more research to find the above references for inspiration.
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Pebble6 - Using my references from both direction 1 and 2, as well as the merge conept, I developed the above designs. I took my pebble design from direction 1 and wrapped in an organic form to mix the two recent trends. I also developed a way to manage the heaphone cords by wrapping them around the form.
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Pebble7 - The above page shows the final design. The surfaces of the inner pebble are gently convex, with a center drop (inspired by the water droplets from the merge reference page.) The user controls playback much like an iPod, rotating content around the domed touch screen and confirming selections by touching in the center. The back face is sandblasted aluminum with a glossy Pebble logo in the center.
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Pebble8 - Color variations inspired by the elements.
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Pebble9 - This page details the method for plugging in a heaphone line, and the wrapping of the line around the form when done.
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Pebble10 - This page shows human scale, multiple profile views, and gives an indication of the usability of Pebble.
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Pebble11 - The final page shows the backside of pebble with heaphones wound around the form. The area of focuse emphasizes the 'LineLok' joint that allows the user to insert or remove the heaphone line from the form.

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