The Urban Boom Box
The "Ghetto Blaster" has influenced the world for decades by being apart of the urban culture of hip hop. During the 80’s and 90’s Graffiti Art was a huge part of this time period. I wanted to incorporate this into the product with freedom of customization in mind. This in result creates a prideful connection with the owner in which the user can display their choices of color, photos, or artwork they have applied to its sides. In result this creates an interactive product that engages the user in conversations about their choices with other curious individuals. Engaging in Block parties and break dancing competitions were all about communicating, networking, and conversations with like minded individuals, the customization aspect opens doors for interacting with others . A few modern tech upgrades I decided to add in were Bluetooth speakers with a 200'+ radius, rechargeable batteries with 4+ hours of playtime, a charge dock for your smart phone, and even rear storage to secure any belongings you might need for your next party.