A Structured Design and Evaluation Model with Application to Rhythmic Interaction Displays

Erkut, Cumhur and Jylhä, Antti and Discioglu, Reha

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

We present a generic, structured model for design and evaluation of musical interfaces. This model is developmentoriented, and it is based on the fundamental function of themusical interfaces, i.e., to coordinate the human action andperception for musical expression, subject to human capabilities and skills. To illustrate the particulars of this modeland present it in operation, we consider the previous designand evaluation phase of iPalmas, our testbed for exploringrhythmic interaction. Our findings inform the current design phase of iPalmas visual and auditory displays, wherewe build on what has resonated with the test users, and explore further possibilities based on the evaluation results.