This paper describes the design and trial results of MusicReader, a networked application realizing sheet music related services for the support of ensemble and orchestra rehearsals and performances. To this end, MusicReader presents sheet music on computer screens and supports annotations, sheet music retrieval, and sheet music management and library functionalities.. MusicReader thus replaces traditional paper based sheet music, and provides additional functionality made possible as a result of adopting ICT. Our focus here, is on the Human Computer Interaction aspects of MusicReader. The design of the interface supports various input devices such as digitized pen and touch screen, and uses a mixture of interaction modes and styles. The design presented in this paper, is based on a pre-trial evaluation among the envisioned target user group, and has been implemented. The interface design has been validated in rehearsal and performance trials. The results demonstrate the viability of the system and the interface and give directions for future improvements.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Twelfth International MindTrek Conference: Entertainment and Media in the Ubiquitous Era|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2008|
- HMI-HF: Human Factors
Leoné, M., van Dijk, E. M. A. G., & van Beijnum, B. J. F. (2008). Design and trial evaluation of the user interface for MusicReader. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International MindTrek Conference: Entertainment and Media in the Ubiquitous Era (pp. 95-99). [10.1145/1457199/1457220] New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1457199/1457220