© 2019 by Giuseppe De Lauri

Microsoft Soundbyte

MUSE Digital Awards 2019 for Best Video
VEGA Digital Awards 2018 for Best UX/UI, and Best Video

Creative Conscience 2018

Over 460 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. Neither surgery nor a hearing aid can help correct this type of disability. Once lost, hearing cannot be restored.

Microsoft Soundbyte is the smart earbuds that detect and filter out hazardous sounds. 
 

 

Working closely with a team of students from the Tandon School of Engineering in NY - we have conceived a device which, connected to the App, can defeat noise pollution and restore an acoustic democracy.

 

We present Microsoft Soundbyte, the inclusive hearing care.

UX/UI DEVELOPMENT

THE CHALLENGE

Microsoft asked us to build a product, service, or solution to resolve the exclusion of the hard-of-hearing in a desk-less workplace. We were asked to use Inclusive Design as a methodology, which embraces human diversity as a source of innovation to create experiences that work well for the widest number of people possible. To power this goal, we conceived a device and an App for people with hearing loss. 

I worked as a UX Researcher and Art Director with a team of designers, computer scientists, and visual designers. In my role, I ideated concepts, produced UX deliverables (User Flows, prototypes), presented them to clients, and produced a case study video.

PROBLEM STATEMENT

Over 460 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. People are constantly exposed to industrial and recreational activities that result in noise-induced hearing loss with the potential to severely reduce the quality of life for those affected. Once lost, hearing cannot be restored in humans. How can we help workers prevent hearing loss, as well as improve the hearing of those already losing it?

RESEARCH & COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

MINDMAP 

THE INSIGHT STORYBOARDS

PRODUCT DESIGN EVOLUTION

UX DESIGN

USER FLOW 

UI DESIGN

READ THE INTERVIEW ABOUT MICROSOFT SOUNDBYTE HERE

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