Battle of the DJs: an HCI perspective of Traditional, Virtual, Hybrid and Multitouch DJing

Battle of the DJs: an HCI perspective of Traditional, Virtual, Hybrid and Multitouch DJing

To be presented at NIME 2011 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Oslo ). The remainder of the program is very interesting, so please feel free to look around here. What about DJing? How does it equates within an HCI perspective? What forms of interaction exist with DJ gear? How can one classify those interactions/gear? The […]

Next conference: RecPad 2010

Next conference: RecPad 2010

I will be presenting a poster at RecPad 2010, alongside Guilherme Fernandes. We will present our Trainable DTW-classifier for feeg gesture recognition, which we built on a foot-controller device that allows to control Mt-Djing application, as shown below. (Controlling Mt-Djing with feet gestures) The program is available now here.

User test methodology

As the user tests are almost done, I can share some toughs on my methodology to capture the most information of the tests. Gear used: Video camera (and a high tripod) -> Video recording of the tasks Microphone -> Audio recording of the user comments Application logging -> Using arthopod (see this post) Pen & […]

Allowing DJs to share their patches!

Allowing DJs to share their patches!

Multitouch Djing: Loading Objects via XML from PedroLopes on Vimeo. This is just showing the Objects in the interface being XML defined, that can be read at start up and create the patch for the DJ. This will allow users of the interface to share patches, save, load, etc…

Tracking DJs: the msPinky case-study!

I’ve been watching developments in msPinky for quite a while now. It is rising as the new cheap solution towards tracking vynil control (either via cd player or analogue turntable – doesn’t matter, the recorded tmecode does the trick). For those who are wondering about msPinky, he’s a lil’ info: “the idea behind it is […]

Gesture Research #2 (djing in action…)

A collection of real gestures (that you perform on the actual things): i) Real gestures on Dj systems The expression “dj systems” is just a more-or-less-suitable name for the tools that Djs currently use when it comes to hardware: turntables, dj decks, mixers, cds, HD’s, laptops with djing software, effect processors, vynil, etc… mainly by looking at Djs […]