Peel TV Control and Spotify Box Prototype Win Interaction Awards

Two innovative new connected home products have been recognised in the first Interaction Awards. The Peel TV controller which we first covered back in June last year and the Spotify Box Player prototype designed by Swedish student Jordi Parra, which we featured way back in April, were amongst the winners in these Google sponsored awards for outstanding interaction design. Both of these products are noteable for the way they call for interesting physical interactions with digital interfaces and a high degree of content personalization.

Peel is a fundamental paradigm shift that focuses on the content rather than the channels. Peel categorizes content so that it’s easy to find something your in the mood to watch, and skip the stuff you’re not interested in. You can easily tag your favorite shows and channels, which makes your Peel experience personalized, just for you.

The Spotify Box has some momentum about it after the designer managed to attract the attention of Spotify engineer Nick Barkas as a result of a presentation to Spotify in Stockholm so we can but hope that it makes its way into production of some form.









Nowadays, we’re performing most of our tasks in front of a screen. Most digital services are really dependent of on-screen interactions. The beauty of this project is to bring back the physicality of digital music. Music from Spotify should be shared in a tangible way too, in this case, exchanging tokens linked to Spotify playlists. We used to gossip the music collection of our friends when we were at their places, we used to make mixtapes to our girlfriends… this project tries to bring this nostalgia back while still taking advantage of all the advantages of an online service like Spotify.

We’re predicting that this isn’t the last time you hear about these two impressive products.

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