An app that allows you to discover and listen to sounds of nature from around the world. Creating soundscape collections so you can enjoy jungle sounds on your commute and sleep to the sound of ocean waves. Encouraging users to upload (and therefore stop and appreciate) the subtlety of nature's soundscapes.
This project was part of a Rapid Ideation brief for my Masters in UX Design at Falmouth University. I decided to focus on UI design and mastering Adobe XD. The RI took place over two weeks, part-time. It took me five days, a day on each phase:
Ideation & naming
Branding & style guides
The idea was sparked by a personal experience. During the pandemic, my dad started sending me soundclips of birdsong in his garden. I live on the other side of the world and was unable to travel, so these familiar nature sounds brought comfort and connection.
I started to think about how it must feel to be stuck indoors in a city at this time, and began my research into how sounds from nature impact on human wellbeing.
I discovered that I was not alone in my curiosity on this topic, that the BBC & University of Exeter were conducting a large-scale research project on how virtual nature experiences, including sound, can boost wellbeing, and even feed into therapeutic interventions.