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Encumbered interaction: a study of musicians preparing to perform (2018)
Journal Article
Martinez Avila, J. P., Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., Benford, S., & Chamberlain, A. (in press). Encumbered interaction: a study of musicians preparing to perform. 00 Journal not listed, 2019,

Guitars are physical tools (for making music) that require skillful two-handed use. Their use is also supported by diverse digital and physical resources, such as videos and chord charts. To understand the challenges of interacting with supporting r... Read More

Failing with style: designing for aesthetic failure in interactive performance (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Hazzard, A., Greenhalgh, C., Kallionpää, M., Benford, S., Veinberg, A., Kanga, Z., & Mcpherson, A. (in press). Failing with style: designing for aesthetic failure in interactive performance. doi:10.1145/3290605.3300260

Failure is a common artefact of challenging experiences, a fact of life for interactive systems but also a resource for aesthetic and improvisational performance. We present a study of how three professional pianists performed an interactive piano co... Read More

An AI-based design framework to support musicians' practices (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Martinez-Avila, J., Hazzard, A., Chamberlain, A., Greenhalgh, C., & Benford, S. (2018). An AI-based design framework to support musicians' practices. In Workshop Proceedings of AM '18doi:10.1145/3243274.3275381

The practice of working musicians extends beyond the act of performing musical works at a concert. Rather, a significant degree of individual and collaborative preparation is necessitated prior to the moment of presentation to an audience. Increasing... Read More

Designing the audience journey through repeated experiences (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Benford, S., Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., Chamberlain, A., Kallionpää, M., Weigl, D. M., …Lin, M. (2018). Designing the audience journey through repeated experiences

We report on the design, premiere and public evaluation of a multifaceted audience interface for a complex non-linear musical performance called Climb! which is particularly suited to being experienced more than once. This interface is designed to en... Read More

Crafting interactive decoration (2017)
Journal Article
Benford, S., Koleva, B., Quinn, A., Thorn, E., Glover, K., Preston, W., …Mortier, R. (2017). Crafting interactive decoration. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 24(4), doi:10.1145/3058552. ISSN 1073-0516

We explore the crafting of interactive decoration for everyday artefacts. This involves adorning them with decorative patterns that enhance their beauty while triggering digital interactions when scanned with cameras. These are realised using an exis... Read More

The Rough Mile: testing a Framework of Immersive Practice (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Spence, J., Hazzard, A., McGrath, S., Greenhalgh, C., & Benford, S. (2017). The Rough Mile: testing a Framework of Immersive Practice. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - DIS '17doi:10.1145/3064663.3064756

We present our case study on gifting digital music, The Rough Mile, as an example of a Framework of Immersive Practice, intended for researchers and practitioners in HCI and interaction design. Although immersion is a frequently used term in the HCI... Read More

Composing and realising a game-like performance for disklavier and electronics (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Kallionpää, M., Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., Weigl, D. M., Page, K. R., & Benford, S. (2017). Composing and realising a game-like performance for disklavier and electronics

“Climb!” is a musical composition that combines the ideas of a classical virtuoso piece and a computer game. We present a case study of the composition process and realization of “Climb!”, written for Disklavier and a digital interactive engine, whic... Read More

GeoTracks: adaptive music for everyday journeys (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., McGrath, S., & Benford, S. (2016). GeoTracks: adaptive music for everyday journeys. In MM '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Multimedia Conference, 42-46. doi:10.1145/2964284.2967181

Listening to music on the move is an everyday activity for many people. This paper proposes geotracks and geolists, music tracks and playlists of existing music that are aligned and adapted to specific journeys. We describe how everyday walking journ... Read More

Designing for exploratory play with a hackable digital musical instrument (2016)
Conference Proceeding
McPherson, A. P., Chamberlain, A., Hazzard, A., McGrath, S., & Benford, S. (2016). Designing for exploratory play with a hackable digital musical instrument. doi:10.1145/2901790.2901831

This paper explores the design of digital musical instruments (DMIs) for exploratory play. Based on Gaver’s principles of ludic design, we examine the ways in which people come to terms with an unfamiliar musical interface. We describe two workshops... Read More

Accountable artefacts: the case of the Carolan guitar (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Benford, S., Hazzard, A., Chamberlain, A., Glover, K., Greenhalgh, C., Xu, L., …Darzentas, D. (2016). Accountable artefacts: the case of the Carolan guitar

We explore how physical artefacts can be connected to digital records of where they have been, who they have encountered and what has happened to them, and how this can enhance their meaning and utility. We describe how a travelling technology probe... Read More