'Radio Activity' Lets Users Stream Their Music Based on Tempo

By: Cadhla Gray - Aug 30, 2015
References: gemmaroper & fastcodesign
'Radio Activity' is a new device that allows users to stream music while filtering through all the 'noise' to find songs through an interactive tactile experience. While streaming apps can be overwhelming in the sheer number of options they provide, Radio Activity allows users to filter through Spotify's options based on a desired tempo.

Creator Gemma Roper began this idea by differentiating between the sounds of each genre -- their beats specifically. For instance, reggae has about 75 beats per minute while dubstep has closer to 140. This research translated into the production of a metronome-like design, allowing the user to physically raise a dial to find music with a higher tempo and lower it for more relaxed beats.

With more designs aiming to connect consumers with their products in tactile ways, this screen-less device provides such an experience. Users can stream music in a more personalized, direct way with this classic and elegant interface.