Yamaha Design “Synapses” YVC-1000
Offering Pleasant Remote Communication.
Unified Communication Microphone and Speaker System.
To simplify setup, we removed all unnecessary ornamentation from the controls, making them easy to understand. Everything is expressed with simple icons. We brought everything together into a low-rise, simple design that allows everyone attending the meeting to focus completely on speaking, and also employed a minimalist display system.
For the punched metal that covers the entire surface of the speaker, we used a finely meshed material that conveys an impression of delicacy. The speaker is enclosed by a single sheet of material, leaving no seams at all between the top and bottom of each of four sides. The silver line along the top edge exudes a businesslike, restrained elegance.
When seen from overhead, the components of the YVC1000 system are simple, circular microphone units. In reality, each is delicately formed from several curved surfaces. The top panel is finished with soft textures in matte tones, and features a mute switch in the center. The design utilizes a concave shape for this panel, with the button place to ensure that you know when the microphone is switched to mute and when it is online. The result design projects an air of trust, essential n a device that may be involved in the communication of confidential information.
We returned to the fundamentals of conversation—looking at the person with whom you are speaking. That is why we divided the device so that the speaker can be placed in front of the monitor while the microphones are placed beside the people speaking. The microphones are simple circles, clearly indicating that they will pick up equally well what everyone has said, irrespective of the direction from which they are facing the product or their distance from it.
- Akie Hinokio
- Yamaha Design Laboratory