Affordances and constraints in screen-based musical instruments

Magnusson, Thor (2006) Affordances and constraints in screen-based musical instruments. NordiCHINordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Oslo, Norway, 14-18 October, 2006. Published in: Mørch, Anders, Morgan, Konrad, Bratteteig, Tone, Ghosh, Gautam and Svanaes, Dag, (eds.) Proceedings of NordiCHI: The Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction: changing roles. 441-444. ACM, New York. ISBN 9781595933256

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The ixi software is an ongoing interdisciplinary research project. It focuses on the creation of screen-based interfaces as digital musical instruments. The notion of situated cognition is of particular interest as our findings are that an interface always contains compositional ideologies or mental models of musical intentions. The research involves the study of the determining nature of interfaces when used as tools for creative expression. This paper describes the problems of computer music in terms of HCI and discusses our findings in relation to affordances and constraints in screen-based digital instruments.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Subjects: M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
T Technology
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Depositing User: Thor Magnusson
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 09:53
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 09:12
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