Tangible / Physical Interface

hand-some camera
tuning page (Master thesis)
pepper can radio
kinkyo sukui
lunar drum
paper cup light
wake n' bacon
a movie night with me
mobile phone design
recall the moment (B.S thesis)

Web-based User Interface

Credit Card Dynamic eStatement
American Express Global Nav
weather data visualization
social soup
line obsession
drawing tool
ndd design portfolio


Hsiao-Ho Hsu + Jun Oh + Makiko Saito

"LUNAR DRUMS" is a new musical interface inspired by Taiko, a traditional Japanese drumming form. The musical and design aspects of our drum have been reinterpreted to encourage people to maximize their body movement while playing, creating pleasant interactions between performers and audiences.

"LUNAR DRUMS" is a submitted project of NIME 2006. The idea is to make a new expression of musical interface.

Using the sensor embedded drum stick with LUNAR DRUMS, the place hitten will generally illuminate and an associated note will be played.

"LUNAR DRUMS" is made out of microcontroller, LEDs, hall effect sensors and magnets.

In this group project, I conceptualized the idea, refined interaction sequences, designed the look of the drum and also developed microcontroller prototype.