Yesterday, we received a call from the mother of an Iowa School for the Deaf student, who had just seen our Daydreamer video at the school’s open house. She thanked us for helping make her daughter’s dream to experience music, like her sisters, come true. Needless to say, it was a remarkable feeling for our team. Not only did we witness a Signature Reserve project come to life, but we also watched technology and our very own project enrich the lives of others. This project means so much to us and we’re excited to share it with you.
With Daydreamer, we challenged ourselves to think beyond the screen and how we interpret the world through our senses. The result was a tool that allows your movements to create music you can see. Designed as a platform to turn movement into sound, Daydreamer became a conduit for the hearing impaired to take part in one of the most fundamental human experiences – making music.
Students at Iowa School for the Deaf are highly visual learners – they use sign language to paint pictures with words. With vibrations created from rhythm and bass, they feel the sound others can hear. Similarly, Daydreamer gave these students the opportunity to create music they can see and feel through their own movements.
The concept and game were developed as part of Signature Reserve, a project that grew from Phenomblue’s commitment to research and development.
For more on Daydreamer and to watch the full-length video with the students’ responses, visit the Work page.