Prototyping Audiovisual Performance Tools: A Hackathon Approach

Correia, Nuno N. and Tanaka, Atau. 2015. Prototyping Audiovisual Performance Tools: A Hackathon Approach. Proc. of NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) 2015, [Article]

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We present a user-centered approach for prototyping tools for performance with procedural sound and graphics, based on a hackathon. We also present the resulting prototypes. These prototypes respond to a challenge originating from earlier stages of the research: to combine ease-of-use with expressiveness and visibility of interaction in tools for audiovisual performance. We aimed to convert sketches, resulting from an earlier brainstorming session, into functional prototypes in a short period of time. The outcomes include open-source software base released online. The conclusions reflect on the methodology adopted and the effectiveness of the prototypes.

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Acti
ons) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007 - 2013) under REA grant agreement n° 627.


Audiovisuals, performance tools, user-centered design, hackathon, expressive interaction, human-computer interaction

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Computing > Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group (EAVI)



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02 Jul 2015 13:07

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29 Apr 2020 16:11

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