Musical Instrument Design Process for Mobile Technology

Barraclough, Timothy J. and Carnegie, Dale A. and Kapur, Ajay

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper presents the iterative design process based upon multiple rounds of user studies that guided the the design of a novel social music application, Pyxis Minor. The application was designed based on the concept of democratising electronic music creation and performance. This required the development to be based upon user studies to inform and drive the development process in order to create a novel musical interface that can be enjoyed by users of any prior musicianship training.