2017 • 5 Weeks • Solo Project
What is IMI?
IMI is a MIDI instrument derived from the form factor of a Violin to allow an intuitive & fluent interface for violinists.In a market crowded by MIDI players shaped like keyboards or arrays of buttons, someone who's world view of music is through the interface of a violin has to adopt to a completely new interface to record and edit digital tracks. IMI is a solution aimed at that market.
Mocking interactions to test them, before starting design.
The design process started with an ideal scenario, and then me trying to get as close as possible to that, using techniques of industrial design to package electronics. I tried out various sensors to get as close as possible to the violin interactions.
The form was based on the ergonomics of violin neck itself for familiarity with the interface.