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Simple mappings, expressive movement: a qualitative investigation into the end-user mapping design of experienced mid-air musicians (2018)
Journal Article
Brown, D., Nash, C., & Mitchell, T. (2018). Simple mappings, expressive movement: a qualitative investigation into the end-user mapping design of experienced mid-air musicians. Digital Creativity, 29(2-3), 129-148. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2018.1510841

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. In a New Interface for Musical Expression (NIME), the design of the relationship between a musician’s actions and the instrument’s sound response is critical in creating instrume... Read More about Simple mappings, expressive movement: a qualitative investigation into the end-user mapping design of experienced mid-air musicians.

Understanding user-defined mapping design in mid-air musical performance (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Brown, D., Nash, C., & Mitchell, T. (2018). Understanding user-defined mapping design in mid-air musical performance. https://doi.org/10.1145/3212721.3212810

© 2018 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to Association for Computing Machinery. Modern gestural interaction and motion capture technology is frequently incorporated into Digital Musical Instruments (DMIs) to enable n... Read More about Understanding user-defined mapping design in mid-air musical performance.

A user experience review of music interaction evaluations (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Brown, D., Nash, C., & Mitchell, T. (2017, May). A user experience review of music interaction evaluations. Paper presented at International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The need for thorough evaluations is an emerging area of interest and importance in music interaction research. As a large degree of DMI evaluation is concerned with exploring the subjective experience: ergonomics, action-sound mappings and control i... Read More about A user experience review of music interaction evaluations.

Leimu: Gloveless music interaction using a wrist mounted leap motion (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Brown, D., Renney, N., Stark, A., Nash, C., & Mitchell, T. (2016, July). Leimu: Gloveless music interaction using a wrist mounted leap motion. Paper presented at The International Conference On New Interfaces for Musical Expression NIME2016

Camera-based motion tracking has become a popular enabling technology for gestural human-computer interaction. However, the approach suffers from several limitations, which have been shown to be particularly problematic when employed within musical c... Read More about Leimu: Gloveless music interaction using a wrist mounted leap motion.

Doctoral colloquium: The application of established gestural languages in the control mappings of free-hand gestural musical instruments (2016)
Book Chapter
Brown, D. (2016). Doctoral colloquium: The application of established gestural languages in the control mappings of free-hand gestural musical instruments. In S. Duffy, C. Kiefer, & T. Magnusson (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Live Interfaces, 181-186. University of Sussex

The “mapping problem” is a long standing issue in the development of digital musical instruments, and occurs when an instrument’s musical response fails to reflect the performer’s gestural actions. This paper describes ongoing doctoral research that... Read More about Doctoral colloquium: The application of established gestural languages in the control mappings of free-hand gestural musical instruments.

GestureChords: Transparency in gesturally controlled digital musical instruments through iconicity and conceptual metaphor (2016)
Journal Article
Brown, D., Nash, C., & Mitchell, T. (2016). GestureChords: Transparency in gesturally controlled digital musical instruments through iconicity and conceptual metaphor

This paper presents GestureChords, a mapping strategy for chord selection in freehand gestural instruments. The strategy maps chord variations to a series of hand postures using the concepts of iconicity and conceptual metaphor, influenced by their u... Read More about GestureChords: Transparency in gesturally controlled digital musical instruments through iconicity and conceptual metaphor.