As part of my Interaction Design I studio course, I was challenged to design an interactive music player for a specific music artist and album. I chose to create a player to suit Jack Johnson’s 2005 album In Between Dreams.
Following Jack’s soft, friendly music, my player serves the casual listener, allowing both the uninitiated user and familiar fan to explore the musician’s sound and background in a peaceful and unobtrusive setting.
Preliminary concept sketches and visual explorations led to my development of a pixel-perfect sequence of screen designs, refined through user testing. A working native desktop application was built with Flash CS5 and the Adobe AIR runtime. I wrote the application in ActionScript 3.0, taking a class-based approach to code organization.
Click here to download a ZIP of the source code.
For a deeper look into the player’s design process, please check out the process book!
Adobe Flash CS5
Adobe ActionScript 3.0