Dear is a bio sensor embedded headphone that monitors and protects the listener’s hearing, designed for the Korean brand Linkface. Targeting gradeschoolers and young teens, the noise canceling headphone guides a healthy listening behavior in order to minimize the risk of hearing loss.
Introducing a new technology into a familiar product category, the design contains an iconic identity that makes the technology instantly recognizable. The headphone’s overall design uses minimal shapes, soft colored plastics, and fabrics supplied by Kvadrat to provide a comfortable, friendly, and premium experience. However, the faded neon silicone bio sensors with precise logo and typography create a strong contrast to the mostly quiet design,