Monthly Archives: June 2014

PRAISE research project at EAVI

On 24/6/2014, I was introduced to the PRAISE research project being conducted at EAVI: From the website: "The Performance and pRactice Analysis Inspiring Social Education (PRAISE) is a social network for mus... Read More

Audio Visualization research project – Improving navigation of audio content

After my presentation at Goldsmiths on 18/June, I had the chance to meet Chris Baume, who is working on the Audio Visualization research project, a collaboration between Queen Mary University of London and BBC. From the project website: "We are comb... Read More

2014/06/18 Introduction to AVUIs – Goldsmiths

18 June 2014, 4pm - 5.30pm Goldsmiths, Richard Hogarth Building, room 308 Presentation file Introducing-AVUIs (PDF) Video playlist Own works: AV Clash (2010) AVVX (2014) References: Levin and ... Read More

JavaScript tools and techniques for sound, graphics, interaction

JavaScript-related APIs, elements and formats: WebGl; tutorial WebAudio SVG HTML5 Canvas Prototyping/development: Framer (prototyping) Elm (functional language) Node.js (network) vvvv.js (data flow) NoFlo (data flow) Gibber (live co... Read More

Gesture visualization in Blek (2013) and Yellowtail (1998)

Recently I came across the iOS game Blek, since it won a 2014 Apple Design Award: I found Blek interesting due to its emphasis on gestural patterns and gesture visualization. The gesture visualiza... Read More

Interaction models and taxonomies

(to be developed with more references and notes) Diefenbach, S., Lenz, E. & Hassenzahl, M., 2013. An Interaction Vocabulary. Describing the How of Interaction. In CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI EA ’13.... Read More

Sonic Interaction Design (SID) and related concepts

Sonic Interaction Design (SID) is one of several concepts related to sonification of data or interaction. SID “explores ways in which sound can be used to convey information, meaning and aesthetic and emotional qualities in interactive context... Read More

“Classic” artistic models of sound visualisation

In his book Analysing Musical Multimedia, Nicholas Cook reviews "classic" artistic models of sound and music visualisation, by: Kandinsky, Messianen, Skriabin, Schoenberg, Eisenstein, Eisler, adding his own model. Cook, N., 2000. Analysing ... Read More

Back to the “classics” of interaction design

For developing AVUI, it is useful to go back to some "classics" of interaction design: Buxton, B., 2007. Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design, San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann. Gaver, W.W., 1991. Technology Affo... Read More

Papers on programming libraries and tools

Roberts, C., Wakefield, G. & Wright, M., 2013. The Web Browser As Synthesizer And Interface. In Proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). Daejeon, Seoul. Available at: Read More