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 […]

NUI design talk

As a thread in the NUI group forum, there’s this nice video talk from Darren David, Nathan Moody – Designing Natural User Interfaces from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4420794&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 A brief summary of its core topics, and how they apply in my MTdjing application for music control over multitouch surfaces: NUI goal: “eliminate proxy control do […]

Gesture Research #1 (multitouching…)

So I gather a collection of gestures (that later will turn into my pool of tests for users analyse user behaviour - prior to defining the gestures for my dj system) by means of observation of multiple systems and multitouch demos: a) Reactable (note: the reactable relies mainly on tangible objects, but parameter changes are done via […]

Some thougts on MT inspired by August de los Reyes (pt.1)

Last Friday (2th October) I attended the Remix 09 (many thanks to Andreia for the invitation), a conference day promoted by (and promoting) Microsoft, targeting the world of web design and future interfaces. My interest to this was drawn by a talk about the Microsoft Surface project, specially because Microsoft tends to hide specs and […]