Sonic blocks : towards an exploratory and expressive tangible interaction

Feltham, F 2009, Sonic blocks : towards an exploratory and expressive tangible interaction, Masters by Research, Architecture and Design, RMIT University.

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Title Sonic blocks : towards an exploratory and expressive tangible interaction
Author(s) Feltham, F
Year 2009
Abstract Tangible User Interaction (TUI) has gathered much momentum over recent years as a way of physically representing and controlling digital information. Tangible User Interfaces privilege the control and action we, as humans, have with our highly developed motor and spatial skills. This physical mode of interaction with computation contrasts significantly with the visual mode of interaction we have with the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the personal computer. The context for this research inquiry is the design of a TUI, the Sonic Blocks, to encourage exploratory and expressive soundtrack making activities. This thesis gives an account of the design, development and deployment of the Sonic Blocks, with a small group of children in a primary school, to gain an understanding of their unique capabilities to enable a physical and embodied interaction for exploratory and expressive purposes.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) User interfaces (Computer systems) Design
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