Blah Blah Blah

Blah Blah Blah is a communication mask that helps couples who have been confined by pandemics to better communicate with one another. The mask allows them to do this by enabling them to alter each other’s tone, volume & speed of voice.  

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Many couples in romantic relationships experience more conflicts during stressful times like COVID-19. They often get frustrated by the tone of voice they use and how loud they are when communicating. This project explored those relationship dynamics. More specifically, the project team was interested in the following question: How might we help couples who are living together while in quarantine to not get tired and frustrated with each other?

Blah Blah Blah is a communication mask that helps couples better communicate with each other, by altering their tone, speed, and volume. The mask comes with a bracelet that allows owners to control several key features in the other partner’s mask. One feature includes re-phrasing a partner’s voice to be more diplomatic. Blah Blah Blah also allows owners to change the accent of their partner’s mask to a fun and unexpected voice. One last key feature included volume change function allowing for quiet times when it is needed most.

In order to develop the Blah Blah Blah concept video, several key techniques were used. The team decided early on to create a mockumentary to showcase the key features of Blah Blah Blah. A storyboard and shot list really helped to develop the story line and prep for shooting. Another key to developing a compelling video was the use of a b-roll camera to help capture shots that helped add depth to the video. Lastly, spending time creating clear motion graphics helped viewers understand the key interactions.