Considering Audience’s View Towards an Evaluation Methodology for Digital Musical Instruments

Barbosa, Jerônimo and Calegario, Filipe and Teichrieb, Verônica and Ramalho, Geber and McGlynn, Patrick

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The authors propose the development of a more complete Digital Music Instrument (DMI) evaluation methodology, which provides structured tools for the incremental development of prototypes based on user feedback. This paper emphasizes an important but often ignored stakeholder present in the context of musical performance: the audience. We demonstrate the practical application of an audience focused methodology through a case study (‘Illusio’), discuss the obtained results and possible improvements for future works.