I have always held that the skills gained from my background in the creative fields of art and music are invaluable to my work as a UX designer. However it is rare that I get to do a project that so closely overlaps between the two areas.
I was called in to work on a project by a close friend of mine who is doing a course in product design. She had just won first place in a competition to design a feature to enhance the experience of drinking coffee. Her idea was to engage all of the senses and introduce a ‘flavour soundtrack’ or musical interpretation of the flavour profiles of Nespresso’s grand crus.