Exploring the Container Metaphor for Equalisation Manipulation

Christopher Dewey, Jonathan Wakefield

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Abstract

This paper presents the first stage in the design and evaluation of a novel container metaphor interface for equalisation control. The prototype system harnesses the Pepper’s Ghost illusion to project mid-air a holographic data visualisation of an audio track’s long-term average and real-time frequency content as a deformable shape manipulated directly via hand gestures. The system uses HTML 5, JavaScript and the Web Audio API in conjunction with a Leap Motion controller and bespoke low budget projection system. During subjective evaluation users commented that the novel system was simpler and more intuitive to use than commercially established equalisation interface paradigms and most suited to creative, expressive and explorative equalisation tasks.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationNIME2019
Pages128-129
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
EventThe International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019
https://www.nime.org/

Conference

ConferenceThe International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Abbreviated titleNIME
CountryBrazil
CityPorto Alegre
Period3/06/196/06/19
Internet address

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Projection systems
HTML
Data visualization
Application programming interfaces (API)
World Wide Web
Containers
Controllers
Air

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Dewey, C., & Wakefield, J. (2019). Exploring the Container Metaphor for Equalisation Manipulation. In NIME2019 (pp. 128-129)
Dewey, Christopher ; Wakefield, Jonathan. / Exploring the Container Metaphor for Equalisation Manipulation. NIME2019. 2019. pp. 128-129
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