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Desirability of a Teaching and Learning Tool for Thai Dance Body Motion

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This paper investigates the desirability of using a teaching and learning tool for Thai dance in the context of higher education. Unlike the Western dances where dance notation have been widely used for recording the dance body movement, students in Thai dance classes have to memorize a series of body movements by observation from their teachers. In Thai dance communities, dance notation is very new, and few of professional people in Thai dance understand and use it to record the Thai dance body movement. In this paper, we demonstrate the adaption of a notation system to describe Thai dance and introduce a learning tool for facilitate students to understand the notation. Our presented tool for teaching and learning Thai dance is as a result from a collaboration research between researchers from performing arts and computer science. We measure the desirability of our tool with four Thai dance schools dispersedly located in the north and middle of Thailand, and we receive a promising feedback from them.


  • Desirability Methodology
  • User Evaluation
  • Dance notation
  • Labanotation
  • LabanEditor
  • Multimedia Tool
  • Dance Animation


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Choensawat, W., Sookhanaphibarn, K., Kijkhun, C., Hachimura, K. (2013). Desirability of a Teaching and Learning Tool for Thai Dance Body Motion. In: Marcus, A. (eds) Design, User Experience, and Usability. Health, Learning, Playing, Cultural, and Cross-Cultural User Experience. DUXU 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8013. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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