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. The home electronics approach of black boxes does not work anymore. 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.
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 high quality wireless speakers from the shelf. Everything is controlled from your phone.
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.
This project is my personal work and is in no way connected to Google, Netflix or any of its services.
Modeled in Solidworks, rendered in Keyshot.