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    A Qualitative Analysis of Haptic Feedback in Music Focused Exercises


    Young, Gareth and Murphy, Dave and Weeter, Jeffrey (2017) A Qualitative Analysis of Haptic Feedback in Music Focused Exercises. In: New Interfaces for Musical Expression NIME17, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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    Abstract

    We present the findings of a pilot-study that analysed the role of haptic feedback in a musical context. To examine the role of haptics in Digital Musical Instrument (DMI) design an experiment was formulated to measure the users’ perception of device usability across four separate feedback stages: fully haptic (force and tactile combined), constant force only, vibrotactile only, and no feedback. The study was piloted over extended periods with the intention of exploring the application and integration of DMIs in real-world musical contexts. Applying a music orientated analysis of this type enabled the investigative process to not only take place over a comprehensive period, but allowed for the exploration of DMI integration in everyday compositional practices. As with any investigation that involves creativity, it was important that the participants did not feel rushed or restricted. That is, they were given sufficient time to explore and assess the different feedback types without constraint. This provided an accurate and representational set of qualitative data for validating the participants’ experience with the different feedback types they were presented with.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Haptics; Music, Usability; User Experience; DMI Analysis; information Interfaces and Presentation; User Interfaces; Haptic I/O; Auditory (non-speech) feedback; Information Interfaces and Presentation; Sound and Music Computing;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 12073
    Depositing User: Gareth Young
    Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2020 12:59
    Refereed: Yes
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