This sensory device explores the concept of the ‘echo’ through the manipulation of sound. An echo is usually experienced in a large open space, so I wanted to investigate how this phenomenon could be designed as an object at a more intimate scale. The form is constructed of many triangular facets intended to reflect the sound of ones voice back at the user in a variety of ways. The black surface is also reflective to create a visual representation of this idea.
The first echo device is intended for a single user. You can speak into the object and move it around to experience the different reverberations. The experience becomes a personal contemplation as someone only hears their own voice. The size indicates the ability to scoptithe form up with two hands.
The second object features two connected ends for multiple people to speak into. On one side the large angular form is designed to reflect the sound back at the user. There is a gap in the middle to allow some of the sound to pass through to the other side. Another person can then either listen to this altered sound quality through the smaller section, or talk back through this. People interacting with the object can then start to hear their voice mixed with their own echo.