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VoiceCook

TEAM PROJECT

SAMSUNG UX MEMBERSHIP

MAY 2013 - JUN 2016

 

Role

UX Designer  |  UX design & Audio User Interface

 

Overview

VoiceCook is a mobile application that creates entertaining sound clips by adding creative sound effects on recorded voice. Using cooking as a metaphor, users can enjoy the process of recording voice and adding sound effects to make a sound clip which can be shared with others. 

 

 Download from Google Play

 

 

VoiceCook Final Design

 

SAMPLE SOUND CREATED BY VOICECOOK

 

WALKTHROUGH DESIGN

 

FINAL DESIGN OVERVIEW

 

AUDITORY USER INTERFACE (AUI)

 


Design Brief

To create an easy and fun sound creating service that helps people to express themselves through sound creation, which eventually can be used in various sources such as ring tones, theme songs, or game sounds.

The target users are the people with desire to create music, yet do not have a chance due to lack of professional knowledge on instruments and composition.




 

Concept Development

 

The design concept started by connecting gustatory sense and auditory sense. We saw that the process of creating sound and making food are parallel. We decided to adopt the metaphor of "cooking" into our sound creating service and named it "VoiceCook".

 

STEPS TO CREATE SOUND WITH VOICECOOK

1. Prepare Ingredients

The user first has to record his or her voice, which becomes the main ingredient of the sound. The user can also add other sound ingredient sources such as egg, chopping, olive oil, water, foaming, salt, pepper, and spoon. 

2. Choose Cooking Methods

The user can choose between stir frying, boiling, deep frying, and microwaving. Each cooking method generates different sound effects. Stir frying increases the voice pitch. Boiling adds echo to the voice. Deep frying adds auto-tune. Microwaving alters the voice into a robot voice. The user can also control the cooking time which determines the strength of the sound effect applied on the recorded voice.   

3. Final Sound

 

SAMPLE INGREDIENT SOUNDS

 
 

Information Architecture & Wireframes

 

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

WIREFRAME

 
 
 

Usability Test

 

PAPER PROTOTYPING

 Paper prototyping