Project: "MoovBox"
Company:Smart-I Srl
Designer(s): Roberto Maurizio Paura, Francesco Mammetti, Gilles Traditi, Italy
Category: Media and Home Electronics, Student
User's Profile : User's Profile

Entry Description: At the base of design process for MoovBox user interface there's Moog Modular use method, that consisted of two movements: press keyboard button with one hand, and use the other one to rotate the control knob to modify the note. So MooveBox is designed to make it easy, infact it is possible to modify a note just using one finger, pressing one of the seven knobs and rotating it. MoovBox's body is also made of a flexible material, so it can be physically deformed, and every deformation will coincide to a sound distortion. Gestures for music compositions are studied to minimize daily stress. Thanks to his universal "audio-sign language, it is thought to be a device of "social meeting", that allows a comprehensive comparison between all users that want to share their own creations and their own music culture.

About the Designer/Company
Roberto Maurizio Paura has always been interested in artistic and creative fields. After his studies in restoration and cataloguing of cultural heritage, he decides to challenge himself by enrolling at ISIA ROMA, Higher Institute for Industrial Arts, to study Industrial Design. During his student years, Roberto refines his design and communication skills. Creation, development and engineering of a concept become strong features of his design approach. He graduates with honors in Industrial Design in 2012. After the graduation Roberto decides to continue his studies, by applying to the specialization course in the same university, to learn System and Interaction Design aspects. He collaborates with the university for several research projects in the field of Product Design and Design Community. During the first year of specialization, Roberto begin to work with Smart-I Srl, a company involved in the increase of efficiency of public lighting and data collection, through a special sensor: SmartEye. In 2014, Roberto achieved the degree with honors at his specialization course. In the same period he strengthens his collaboration with Smart-I, becoming System Designer and Art Director for the company. His tasks at the Smart-I consist in improving the design of the camera and the optimization of its internal components. He is also responsible for the creation and the implementation of the interface system, and the corporate communication. In 2015, Roberto became professor in Parametric 3D Modeling at ISIA ROMA and Creative Director at Smart-I.