Vybe Gaming Pad

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FROM RESEARCH TO PRODUCT

The Vybe Gaming Pad is a the first of its kind consumer gaming chair pad that takes audio input and converts it to haptic sensations using Surround Haptics, a haptic technology developed at Disney Imagineering’s research lab in Pittsburgh. Vybe is a collaboration between Disney Research’s interaction design team, led by Ivan Poupyrev, and Comfort Research, a maker of entertainment and gaming chairs. The chair is MARVEL Avengers themed and was designed with guidance and support from producers within Disney.

MY ROLE: INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

I led the design effort on the chair pad from Disney’s team. This included Ideation Sketching, Design Prototyping, Industrial Design, and Production Assistance.

COLLABORATORS
Design firm Joel Bell Design contributed design and manufacturing expertise to this project.
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