I am very excited to announce that the paper we wrote on Form Follows Sound, the series of research workshops on Embodied Sonic Interactions we delivered last year, has been accepted for a full paper presentation at the ACM SIG CHI 2015 in Seoul, South Korea.
Thanks to ERC, EAVI and the Department of Computing, who are funding my trip, I will be in Seoul, together with Dr. Baptiste Caramiaux, to present our research to colleagues from all over the world. CHI is one of the most exciting and established conference on human computer interaction. There I hope to receive valuable feedback for my research.
As the paper is going to be fully published by ACM Digital Library soon, you can have a read to the abstract below.
Title: Form Follows Sound: Designing Interactions from Sonic Memories
Authors: Caramiaux, B., Altavilla, A., Pobiner, S., Tanaka, A.
Sonic interaction is the continuous relationship between user actions and sound, mediated by some technology. Because interaction with sound may be task oriented or experience-based it is important to understand the nature of action-sound relationships in order to design rich sonic interactions. We propose a participatory approach to sonic interaction design that first considers the affordances of sounds in order to imagine embodied interaction, and based on this, generates interaction models for interaction designers wishing to work with sound. We describe a series of workshops, called Form Follows Sound, where participants ideate imagined sonic interactions, and then realize working interactive sound prototypes. We introduce the Sonic Incident technique, as a way to recall memorable sound experiences. We identified three interaction models for sonic interaction design: conducting; manipulating; substituting. These three interaction models offer interaction designers and developers a framework on which they can build richer sonic interactions.
See you in Seoul!