Human-Sound Interaction: Towards a Human-Centred Sonic Interaction Design approach

Balandino Di Donato, Christopher Dewey, Tychonas Michailidis

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In this paper, we explore human-centered interaction design aspects that determine the realisation and appreciation of musical works (installations, composition and performance), interfaces for sound design and musical expression, augmented instruments, sonic aspects of virtual environments and interactive audiovisual performances. In this first work, with the human at the centre of the design, we started sketching modes of interaction with sound that could result direct, engaging, natural and embodied in a collaborative, interactive, inclusive and diverse music environment. We define this as Human-Sound Interaction (HSI). To facilitate the exploration of HSIs, we prototyped SoundSculpt, a cross-modal audio, holographic projection and mid-air haptic feedback system. During an informal half-day workshop, we observed that HSIs through SoundSculpt have the potential to foster new ways of interaction with sound and to make them accessible to diverse musicians, sound artists and audience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Movement and Computing
Subtitle of host publicationMovement Sensations (MOCO '20)
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375054
ISBN (Print)9781450375054
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2020
Event7th International Conference on Movement and Computing: Movement Sensations - Virtual Conference due to COVID-19 was due to take place in New Jersey, USA
Duration: 15 Jul 202017 Jul 2020
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference7th International Conference on Movement and Computing
Abbreviated titleMOCO'20
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