Product design student develops acoustic based media device

An acoustic amplifier – which requires no electrical input – has been developed by a Product Design student from Nottingham Trent University.

An acoustic amplifier – which requires no electrical input – has been developed by a Product Design student from Nottingham Trent University.

Direct has been developed by Adam Russell, as part of his final project for this year's NTU Degree Show week, which began on Friday 29 May.

The product aims to improve the user experience when using their handheld device, allowing them to listen to music or watch videos whilst working or relaxing. Aimed at an ever-diversifying technological industry, the product is unique in its acoustic amplification through the material, not electric power.

Manufactured through 3D printing, Direct follows the traditional gramophone trumpet shape, a design proven to provide the best acoustic sound.

The model is adaptable to various models of smartphone and MP3 players, allowing it to be used by a wide variety of users.

Adam Russell, a final year Product Design student at Nottingham Trent University, said: "It's been great to see Direct develop over the past few months. The key focus was to help improve the user experience with handheld devices whilst maintaining functionality. By not using a power source, the product is unique in its approach to sound amplification."

Watch Adam demonstrating his product.

Product design student develops acoustic based media device

Published on 5 June 2015
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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