Interactional Sound and Music : Listening to CSCW, Sonification, and Sound Art

Bryan-Kinns, Nick and Fencott, Robin and Metatla, Oussama and Nabavian, Shahin and Sheridan, Jennifer G.

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper we outline the emerging field of Interactional Sound and Music which concerns itself with multi-person technologically mediated interactions primarily using audio. We present several examples of interactive systems in our group, and reflect on how they were designed and evaluated. Evaluation techniques for collective, performative, and task oriented activities are outlined and compared. We emphasise the importance of designing for awareness in these systems, and provide examples of different awareness mechanisms.