The Wallflower system is a music playing system that embraces the contemporary trend of digital and streaming music consumption. Wallflower creates a dynamic play queue—playing songs from left to right—making music selection and playing interactive and intuitive for those in the space. Song selections can be sent to the play queue wirelessly from personal collections on digital devices, or chosen from the household’s digital music collection through direct interactions with a tablet screen.
Using a system of thematic tags similar to current music streaming servives Wallflower fills in the blanks in the play queue with song selections. Wallflower allows the listening audience to make selections forsubsequent positions in the play queue, flowing these selections together smoothly with songs currently being played. This aggregation process allows users to easily adjust the direction of the music experience or collaborate on a collective music experience from multiple music sources.
Animated motion cues add an element of performance to Wallflower’s feedback and operation. Selecting a song for one of the positions in the queue causes the corresponding tablet to step out and display music options from the selecting source. Song choices and position updates within the queue are accompanied by a bow from the tablet. As a song finishes a rippling sequence of bows along the queue is triggered as each tablet updates. Lastly, when inactive, Wallflower displays recent music selections giving a tangible presence to the digital music played on the device recently.
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