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String Maestro / Electric Violin

String Maestro
String Maestro

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

The String Maestro is an electronic violin designed for easier learning. This violin is focused on helping beginners to enjoy the often boring and long time of learning the basics. Through LED light signals, the player intuitively knows where to hold the strings. With the help of this intuitive LED feedback system, beginners can enjoy the learning process. Through intuitive and systemic training, this product can lower the entry barrier to learning to play a string instrument.

We have seen digitally capable beautiful violins before, but what makes this stand out is the learning function enabled by light and colour. Whether it works as a way of learning has to be established, but we applaud the idea.
Jury Statement
It is a great honour to receive the iF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD 2016. I thank all the people who helped me in receiving this award.
Winner Statement

Gachon University

Gachon University
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Shin Jung Uk,
Gachon University

Park Kyu Tae,
Gachon University

Koh Eui Kyun,
Gachon University

Lee Ju Won,
Gachon University

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