Laptop displaying RAPPR app

RAPPR

MacOS Audio Enhancer

Overview

RAPPR is an immersive, customizable 3D sound environment for headphones on Mac OS. Its interface allows users to select from three presets (music, video, 5.1) along with an optional bass boost toggle and motion-sensing. When paired with Dysonics' Bluetooth motion-sensing hardware, RondoMotion, RAPPR pins the sound relative to the listener’s head rotation, simulating the feeling and depth of a live in-room audio experience. The app runs systemwide and is accessed via the top menubar.

Wireframes

On a wireframe level, RAPPR is a relatively straightforward piece of software. Much of its design challenges lied in visualizing audio playback and in its workflows to pair with the Bluetooth sensor.

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Visual Design

Once the client approved wireframes, the visual design process followed. With a clear blueprint of structure and features, applying a visual skin was relatively swift in this case.

RAPPR Music Mode
RAPPR Video Mode
RAPPR 5.1 Mode
RAPPR Sensor Settings view

Branding

RAPPR app icon

Web

RAPPR website screenshot