HCI methodology for evaluating musical controllers: a case study

Kiefer, Chris, Collins, Nick and Fitzpatrick, Geraldine (2008) HCI methodology for evaluating musical controllers: a case study. In: New Interfaces For Musical Expression, Genova.

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Abstract

There is small but useful body of research concerning theevaluation of musical interfaces with HCI techniques. Inthis paper, we present a case study in implementing thesetechniques; we describe a usability experiment which eval-uated the Nintendo Wiimote as a musical controller, andreflect on the effectiveness of our choice of HCI methodolo-gies in this context. The study offered some valuable results,but our picture of the Wiimote was incomplete as we lackeddata concerning the participants’ instantaneous musical ex-perience. Recent trends in HCI are leading researchers totackle this problem of evaluating user experience; we reviewsome of their work and suggest that with some adaptation itcould provide useful new tools and methodologies for computer musicians.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Chris Kiefer
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 16:54
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 12:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37012
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