TouchTones
Description
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.
Responsibilities
I helped develop the concept and was responsible for all visual and UI design.
Client
Stimulant
Microsoft
Year
2009 -2012
Range of work
Art direction
Visual design
UI design
UX
Nathan Moody
Jules Konig
Code
Josh Santangelo
Project Video
Adobe Illustrator mock up of the UI.
UI Sprites
Various sprite options.
TouchTones for Surface v1
TouchTones for Surface v1 was a proof of concept of sorts. It was the first app that we designed and developed for the original Surface table. It was 720p magic! Seriously though, it was received well and that's why we were asked to redesign it for the updated PixelSense table a few years later.