Design should be fully contextual, not only to our needs, but to the wants and desires that shape the environment where our products are used. I am constantly disappointed in the home electronics approach of black boxes that neither fit into our current needs nor in the context of our homes. I wanted to create this personal project because I could not find a simple and appealing multimedia solution that integrated all content seamlessly while looking fantastic in my living room.
The problem: Cables, remotes, cables and more cables! Some of the cables could not even solve the issue of connecting my wireless system (Sonos) to my TV. I had too many apps controlling too many devices. I was in need of simplification, but without sacrificing functionality. Remote controls and set top boxes are relics from the past. With the amount of content we access through our phones, a more seamless system is needed.
Google Tableau focuses on integrating all my experiences through the Google ecosystem to reduce the number of apps I have to use to access content. Chromecast and the Google Assistant are integrated into the system so video, music and tasks are seamlessly accessed without additional devices or even a remote control. The system is scalable, with the possibility of adding additional speakers that you can customize to your room decor.
Need music in a room? Pull one of the integrated speakers out of the shelf and you have a connected wireless speaker you can control independently. Everything is controlled from your phone.
Google Tableau offers the user complete flexibility in an integrated product with an Ikea-like pricetag and assembly. Just one app with multiple devices that fit together in a beautiful space.
Modeled in Solidworks, rendered in Keyshot. This project is my personal work and is in no way connected to Google or any of its services.