'Skube' is a small touch-controlled music player that streams songs and can be used to discover new music or play your favorite pre-loaded tracks.

‘Skube‘ is a tiny radio that streams songs from Last.fm and Spotify. The fully working prototype was developed by Andrew Nip, Ruben van der Vleuten, Malthe Borch, and Andrew Spitz, as was part of the Tangible User Interface module at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID).

Skube allows you to discover and share music, and facilitates the process of choosing songs when in a communal setting. A ‘Playlist’ mode plays the pre-loaded tracks on your Skube, while ‘Discovery’ searches for similar songs so you can find new music you might like. When multiple Skubes are connected they act as one collaborative player that shuffles between all the playlists and can be controlled using any of them.

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