Interaction and Industrial Design student Yaakov Lyubetsky has taken a look at how a radio is operated, and noted that although the technology behind how a radio works has changed - the user interface has remained somewhat constant. With this in mind he's created a new radio that functions as expected, however with an imaginative interface.
Yaakov's version of a radion works when it has been placed onto a custom wall bracket, adding a sense of occasion to using the radio. Then by sewing conductive thread into flexible fabric, he's created a touch-controlled volume and frequency-changing interface which could be quite intuitive and easy to use. For a full demonstration of the radio, check out the following video:
This project is a great example of what imagination and some simple hardware can provide, of which you can learn more through Yaakov's interesting website. And for more, we're on facebook, Google+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.