A Landscape of Design: Interaction, Interpretation and the Development of Experimental Expressive Interfaces

  • Alan ChamberlainEmail author
  • Mads Bødker
  • David De Roure
  • Pip Willcox
  • Iain Emsley
  • Alessio Malizia
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10901)


This short paper presents the initial research insights of an ongoing research project that focuses upon understanding the role of landscape, its use as a resource for designing interfaces for musical expression, and as a tool for leveraging ethnographic understandings about space, place, design and musical expression. We briefly discuss the emerging research and reasoning behind our approach, the site that we are focusing on, our participatory methodology and conceptual designs. This innovative research is envisaged as something that can engage and interest the conference participants, encourage debate and act as an exploratory platform, which will in turn inform our research, practice and design.


Design HCI Interaction Place Ethnography Musical instrument Audio Interface Physicality Materiality Experimental Expression  Musical 



This research was supported through the following EPSRC projects: Fusing Semantic and Audio Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption (EP/L019981/1) and Living with Digital Ubiquity (EP/M000877/1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Chamberlain
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mads Bødker
    • 2
  • David De Roure
    • 3
  • Pip Willcox
    • 3
  • Iain Emsley
    • 3
  • Alessio Malizia
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Copenhagen Business SchoolFrederiksberg, CopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Oxford e-Research CentreOxford UniversityOxfordUK
  4. 4.University of HertfordshireHatfield HertfordshireUK

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