Towards Gestural Sonic Affordances

Altavilla, Alessandro and Caramiaux, Baptiste and Tanaka, Atau

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

We present a study that explores the affordance evoked by sound andsound-gesture mappings. In order to do this, we make use of a sensor systemwith minimal form factor in a user study that minimizes cultural associationThe present study focuses on understanding how participants describe sounds andgestures produced while playing designed sonic interaction mappings. Thisapproach seeks to move from object-centric affordance towards investigatingembodied gestural sonic affordances.