jamTable: Can Physical Interfaces Support the Collaboration between Novice and Experienced Musicians?

  • Augusto Esteves
  • Filipe Quintal
  • Ian Oakley
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7989)


This paper introduces jamTable, a system that enables the collaboration between users playing a standard musical instrument and users interacting with a tangible musical sequencer. In an introductory study both qualitative and quantitative data were collected from eight participants in two setup conditions: Musician-Musician and Novice-Musician pairs. By comparing the performance of participants in these two groups, this paper gathers relevant insights regarding the ability of a tangible musical application such as the jamTable to support musical collaborations between novice and experienced musicians – in both learning or performance activities.


Musical Instrument Control Token Experienced Musician Tangible Interface Physical Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Augusto Esteves
    • 1
  • Filipe Quintal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ian Oakley
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CCCEEUniversity of MadeiraFunchalPortugal
  2. 2.Madeira Interactive Technologies InstituteFunchalPortugal

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