Microsoft Surface was an interactive table device and was unveiled in May of 2007, five years before the Surface tablets and laptops we know today. When the Surface was first released, it was a big deal. It was one of the first non-desktop, non-mobile multi-user interactive devices to come to market and it was a huge opportunity to make something different.
Our collective passion for music and interaction led to the creation of TouchTones, a multi-user collaborative music maker that doesn’t require any musical knowledge in order to make something beautiful. The instrument took advantage of Surface’s unique camera-based system to leverage finger orientation as well as touch position.
I helped develop the concept and was responsible for all visual and UI design.