rhys duindam: tingle
rhys duindam: tingle rhys duindam: tingle
mar 27, 2012

rhys duindam: tingle

early user testing to find a playful interaction for the musical instrument

tingle is a new instrument which is used to teach young students about music. the instrument is a converted pin-board toy that is used to demonstrate the forming of music and sound. the three dimensional landscape, created by whatever is underneath the board, is used to generate the metaphoric musical landscape. it is a three dimensional version of the sound visualizers normally embedded in music software and is a common visual representative for sound. using this metaphor makes it easier for young students to link their actions to the created sounds and achieve quick embodiment.

made using processing, ableton, max/msp, and absynth.

early prototyping

the final ‘tingle’ prototype required 4,500 pins to be inserted manually

one hour into production

completed tingle

by lifting the surface, you create sound. metaphorically designing your own sound landscape


designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here

  • this has been around since the 90’s. i love it, but, are we having a revival?!

    joaney says:

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