Audisphere is a mobile app for listening to and sharing field recordings. The app targets users who enjoy listening to background tracks for focus, relaxation, and sleep, as well as those curious about exploring places and cultures through sound. By offering sounds from specific locations, the app intends to offer rich and meaningful auditory atmospheres.
Multiple ways of exploring sound allow the user to experience field recordings by their qualities as well as their locations, offering an engaging interactive context for the recordings. The calm, clean aesthetics of the app present the little-known genre of field recordings in an approachable format.
Interactive & branding
Calm, curious, understated, approachable
Personas were constructed based on interviews with four people, who provided insights and frustrations about their use of relaxation sounds.
Marketing Communications Analyst
“I need connection to the outside world through sound because I get lonely working in complete silence.”
Alyssa works from home in her suburban apartment. When she feels isolated, she enjoys the auditory bustle of a coffeeshop, or neighborhood sounds through her window. She doesn’t like disruptive noises or loud talking. In her downtime, Alyssa enjoys cooking, knitting, and listening to podcasts and audiobooks. She enjoys travel and cultural learnings, and describes herself as a people-oriented introvert.
San Diego, CA
“I need a curated collection of high quality sleep sounds because I rely on background sounds to help me fall asleep.”
Eric works in tech and in lives the city. He enjoys getting away from city noise at his favorite travel destinations, such as tropical beaches and national parks. Eric needs steady, soft background noise to fall asleep, so he sleeps with a fan or YouTube sleep sounds. He likes the selection on YouTube, but dislikes loud ads and the lack of sound-related controls/filters. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and playing video games.
Audisphere offers a variety of ways to explore field recordings. Sounds pinned to a map let the user armchair travel to a specific place, and a variety of filters and categories let them browse for sounds with particular content and qualities suited for activites such as sleep and work. Playlists and customizable playback options let the user personalize their experience.