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A cognitive dimensions approach for the design of an interactive generative score editor

Hunt, Samuel; Mitchell, Tom; Nash, Chris

Authors

Tom Mitchell Tom.Mitchell@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Creative Technologies

Chris Nash Chris.Nash@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Music Tech - Software Development



Abstract

This paper describes how the Cognitive Dimensions of Notation can guide the design of algorithmic composition tools. Prior research has also used the cognitive dimensions for analysing interaction design for algorithmic composition software. This work aims to address the shortcomings of existing algorithmic composition software, by utilising the more commonly used score notation interfaces, rather than patch based or code based environments. The paper sets out design requirements in each dimension and presents these in the context of a software prototype. These principles are also applicable for general music composition systems.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date May 24, 2018
Publication Date May 26, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Hunt, S., Mitchell, T., & Nash, C. (2018, May). A cognitive dimensions approach for the design of an interactive generative score editor. Paper presented at Fourth International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation
Publisher URL http://matralab.hexagram.ca/tenor2018/
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Fourth International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation

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