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ImmertableApp: Interactive and Tangible Learning Music Environment

  • Sandra BaldassarriEmail author
  • Javier Marco
  • Clara Bonillo
  • Eva Cerezo
  • José Ramón Beltrán
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9733)

Abstract

This paper presents ImmertableApp, an innovative multimodal interface based in tangible interaction in which audio edition is managed through physical controllers. The system is composed by two different main components: a tangible tabletop interface in which the sound parameters can be changed by the manipulation of physical controllers; and a graphic editor interface for setting the configuration of the controllers and their corresponding parameters through a tablet device. In this way ImmertableApp adds to a musical tangible interface the new possibilities of software interfaces: personalization for being adapted to different users, either experts or beginners and, so that it can be used as a didactic tool of different concepts related with sound synthesis. The system has been early assessed with experts in order to obtain feedback about its utility in different fields of music education. The results of the evaluation give the basis for interesting improvements in future versions.

Keywords

Tangible user interface Music Audio edition Education Object manipulation Tablet 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Authors want to thank the ideas given by the ten music teachers that participated in the evaluation session and the support and collaboration of the Education Faculty professors of the University of Zaragoza: Marta Liesa, Sandra Vázquez and Ana Cristina Blasco. This work has been partly financed by the Spanish “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” through project No. TIN2015-67149-C3-1R and by the “Diputación General de Aragón” through project: ImmertableApp No. 1004460/2015.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Baldassarri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Javier Marco
    • 1
  • Clara Bonillo
    • 1
  • Eva Cerezo
    • 1
  • José Ramón Beltrán
    • 2
  1. 1.GIGA AffectiveLab, Aragon Institute of Engineering Research (I3A)Universidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Electronic Engineering and Communications, Aragon Institute of Engineering Research (I3A)Universidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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