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Making Mappings: Design Criteria for Live Performance

Travis West 1, 2 Baptiste Caramiaux 3 Stéphane Huot 2 Marcelo M Wanderley 1 
1 IDMIL - Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory
CIRMMT - Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Musique, Médias et Technologie [Montréal]
2 LOKI - Technology and knowledge for interaction
Inria Lille - Nord Europe, CRIStAL - Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille - UMR 9189
Abstract : We present new results combining data from a previously published study of the mapping design process and a new replication of the same method with a group of participants having different background expertise. Our thematic analysis of participants' interview responses reveal some design criteria common to both groups of participants: mappings must manage the balance of control between the instrument and the player, and they should be easy to understand for the player and audience. We also consider several criteria that distinguish the two groups' evaluation strategies. We conclude with important discussion of the mapping designer's perspective, performance with gestural controllers, and the difficulties of evaluating mapping designs and musical instruments in general.
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Travis West, Baptiste Caramiaux, Stéphane Huot, Marcelo M Wanderley. Making Mappings: Design Criteria for Live Performance. NIME 2021 - The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Jun 2021, Shanghai, China. ⟨hal-03328316⟩



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