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Unnecessary constraints: a challenge to some assumptions of digital musical instrument design

Linson, Adam (2011). Unnecessary constraints: a challenge to some assumptions of digital musical instrument design. In: International Computer Music Conference 2011, 31 Jul - 5 Aug 2011, University of Huddersfield, UK.

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The enormous range of possibilities for digital musical instrument (DMI) design is often limited by the adoption of unnecessary conceptual constraints. When considered in relation to DMIs, a careful analysis of the underlying concepts makes it possible to reject certain assumptions and thereby to expand the current range of acceptable possibilities for future designs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Adam Linson
Extra Information: Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference :
Huddersfield, UK : 31st July - 5th August, 2011 : Centre for Research in New Music University of Huddersfield /proceeding co-editors: Monty Adkins, Ben Isaacs.
ISBN: 978-0-9845274-0-3
Keywords: digital musical instrument (DMI); interactive systems; phenomenology; human-computer interaction (HCI); design
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 30015
Depositing User: Adam Linson
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 09:17
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 15:30
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