User-Centered Design of a Tool for Interactive Computer-Generated Audiovisuals

Correia, Nuno N. and Tanaka, Atau. 2014. User-Centered Design of a Tool for Interactive Computer-Generated Audiovisuals. Proc. of 2nd Int. Conf. on Live Interfaces, [Article]

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There is a growing interest in audiovisual performance and composition. In this paper, we would like to investigate if the tools for audiovisual performance and composition have caught up with this growing interest and the practices in the field. In particular, we are interested in tools that use computer-generated graphics. To address these issues, we have adopted a user-centered design approach for our study, based on interviews and a workshop with practitioners. The interviews identified key themes – expressivity, ease of use and connection with the audience – that were explored in the workshop. During the workshop, a novel methodology was adopted – reboot – which expands upon the bootlegging technique. Key ideas regarding audiovisual performance gathered from the interviews; sketches for novel audiovisual tools resulting from the workshop; and the reboot technique, are the main contributions of this study.

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007 -­‐ 2013) under REA grant agreement n° 627922.


User-centered design, interaction design, human-computer interaction, audiovisual performance, VJing, computer-generated graphics, computer-generated sound

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Computing > Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group (EAVI)
Computing > Goldsmiths Digital Studios



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07 Jan 2015 12:20

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29 Apr 2020 16:05


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