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Multi-touch interaction principles for collaborative real-time music activities: towards a pattern language

Xambó, Anna; Laney, Robin; Dobbyn, Chris and Jordà, Sergi (2011). Multi-touch interaction principles for collaborative real-time music activities: towards a pattern language. In: International Computer Music Conference Proceedings, 31 July - 5 August 2011, Huddersfield.

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Abstract

In this paper we give an analysis of the literature on a set of problems that can arise when undertaking the interaction design of multi-touch applications for collaborative real-time music activities, which are designed for multitouch technologies (e.g. smartphones, tablets, interactive tabletops, among others). Each problem is described, and a candidate design pattern (CDP) is suggested in the form of a short sentence and a diagram—an approach inspired by Christopher Alexander’s A Pattern Language. These solutions relate to the fundamental collaborative principles of democratic relationships, identities and collective interplay. We believe that this approach might disseminate forms of best design practice for collaborative music applications, in order to produce real-time musical systems which are collaborative and expressive.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: ICMA
Keywords: real-time musical systems; multi-touch; interaction design; collaboration; design patterns
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 28757
Depositing User: Anna Xambó
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 08:08
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 15:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28757
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