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Interface Design for Empowerment: a Case Study from Music

Holland, Simon (1992). Interface Design for Empowerment: a Case Study from Music. In: Edwards, Alistair D. N. and Holland, Simon eds. Multimedia Interface Design in Education. NATO ASI Series (F 76). Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 177–194.

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Abstract

It is very seldom that psychological theory is applied to human - computer interface design — because very few theories have yet been formulated which are applicable. For the most part designers have to be content to use guidelines and models, which have less applicability. So, the work described in this chapter is unusual, because it describes an interface to a program which teaches about musical harmony, based on psychological theories. The success of that approach is borne out by the fact that the theories suggest the use of a specific style of interface, based on a two-dimensional spatial representation of harmony relationships. This in turn has been shown to be very successful in teaching novice users about harmony.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 1992 Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3-540-55046-1, 978-3-540-55046-4
Keywords: Interface Design; Musical Instrument; Digital Interface; Chord Sequence; Scale Tone; Tonal Centre
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 59670
Depositing User: Simon Holland
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 12:02
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 21:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/59670
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