Rethinking how we browse social media through physical objects.

Tune Your Feed is an audio player that invites people to listen to their social media feed instead of spending numerous hours on screens. Inspired by the use of traditional radios, Tune Your Feed gives the user a different experience of social media by translating it into pure audio.

It collects the user’s social media feed from the last 24 hours and reads them aloud. The user can personalise what they want to hear by selecting or creating new filters that will play feeds from user profiles, groups, pages and more. The filters come in the form of coloured blocks, that can be customised by simple labelling and then pushed to snap into place.

By filtering out ads and other social media noise, Tune Your Feed encourages the user to consider his or her social media browsing habits in order to spend more time in the present.

How it works

By using resistors as voltage dividers, each combination of blocks sends specific values to a computer through an Arduino. These values would trigger feeds with the corresponding filter combinations to be played through Processing.

Advised by Massimo Banzi (Arduino) and Dario Buzzini (IDEO)

TypeProduct DesignKeywordsIoT, radio, social media, haptics, physical computing, arduinoTeamChristopher Bogár, Anoushka Garg, Yee Mun Ooi and Somayeh Ranjbar