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We can work it out: towards a participatory approach to designing music interactions

Wilkie, Katie; Holland, Simon and Mulholland, Paul (2011). We can work it out: towards a participatory approach to designing music interactions. In: When Words Fail: What can Music Interaction tell us about HCI?, 04 July 2011, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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Abstract

In domains such as music, the ability to effectively engage in a variety of activities is often dependent on knowledge of domain-specific theories, terminologies, concepts and processes learned in an academic context and made implicit through repeated practice. For activities of this nature, creating or enhancing software-based interaction designs to support novice users can be a challenging undertaking. One promising approach to this challenge involves decoding musicians’ implicit domain knowledge into structures known as conceptual metaphors, metaphorical extensions of recurring embodied experiences applied to abstract domains, and using this information to inform subsequent Music Interaction designs. In this paper we propose a participatory approach to Music Interaction design, intended to produce interaction designs for music software that are more "intuitive" in a precise sense, based on the principles of Conceptual Metaphor Theory.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author(s)
Extra Information: Workshop held as part of the BCS HCI Conference 2011
Keywords: embodied cognition; image schemas; conceptual metaphors; music interaction design; tonal harmony
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 39256
Depositing User: Katie Wilkie
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 09:43
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39256
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