Xambó, Anna and Hornecker, Eva and Marshall, Paul and Jorda, Sergi and Dobbyn, Chris and Laney, Robin (2013) Let's jam the reactable : peer learning during musical improvisation with a tabletop tangible interface. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 20 (6). ISSN 1073-0516Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author
There has been little research on how interactions with tabletop and Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) by groups of users change over time. In this article, we investigate the challenges and opportunities of a tabletop tangible interface based on constructive building blocks. We describe a long-term lab study of groups of expert musicians improvising with the Reactable, a commercial tabletop TUI for music performance. We examine interaction, focusing on interface, tangible, musical, and social phenomena. Our findings reveal a practice-based learning between peers in situated contexts, and new forms of participation, all of which is facilitated by the Reactable's tangible interface, if compared to traditional musical ensembles. We summarise our findings as a set of design considerations and conclude that construction processes on interactive tabletops support learning by doing and peer learning, which can inform constructivist approaches to learning with technology.
|Keywords:||human centered computing, human computer interaction, musical improvisation, social computing, tabletop interfaces, collaborative learning, Electronic computers. Computer science, Human-Computer Interaction|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||08 Jan 2015 17:50|
|Last modified:||21 Apr 2017 08:24|