The emergence of new technologies is providing opportunities to develop novel solutions that facilitate the integration of visually-impaired people in different activities of our daily life, including collective music making. This paper presents a study conducted with visually-impaired music performers, which involved a participatory approach to the design of accessible technologies for musical communication in group playing. We report on three workshops that were conducted together with members of an established ensemble of solely visually-impaired musicians. The first workshop focused on the identification of the participants' needs during the activity of playing in groups and how technology could satisfy such needs. The second and third workshops investigated, respectively, the activities of choir singing and instrument playing in ensemble, focusing on the key issue of synchronisation that was identified in the first workshop. The workshops involved prototypes of musical haptic wearables, which were co-designed and evaluated by the participants. Overall, results indicate that wireless tactile communication represents a promising avenue to cater effectively to the needs of visually-impaired performers.

Musical haptic wearables for synchronisation of visually-impaired performers: A co-design approach / Turchet, L.; Baker, D.; Stockman, T.. - (2021), pp. 20-27. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2021 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media eXperiences, IMX 2021 tenutosi a usa nel 2021) [10.1145/3452918.3458803].

Musical haptic wearables for synchronisation of visually-impaired performers: A co-design approach

Turchet L.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

The emergence of new technologies is providing opportunities to develop novel solutions that facilitate the integration of visually-impaired people in different activities of our daily life, including collective music making. This paper presents a study conducted with visually-impaired music performers, which involved a participatory approach to the design of accessible technologies for musical communication in group playing. We report on three workshops that were conducted together with members of an established ensemble of solely visually-impaired musicians. The first workshop focused on the identification of the participants' needs during the activity of playing in groups and how technology could satisfy such needs. The second and third workshops investigated, respectively, the activities of choir singing and instrument playing in ensemble, focusing on the key issue of synchronisation that was identified in the first workshop. The workshops involved prototypes of musical haptic wearables, which were co-designed and evaluated by the participants. Overall, results indicate that wireless tactile communication represents a promising avenue to cater effectively to the needs of visually-impaired performers.
2021
IMX 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences
New York
Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
9781450383899
Turchet, L.; Baker, D.; Stockman, T.
Musical haptic wearables for synchronisation of visually-impaired performers: A co-design approach / Turchet, L.; Baker, D.; Stockman, T.. - (2021), pp. 20-27. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2021 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media eXperiences, IMX 2021 tenutosi a usa nel 2021) [10.1145/3452918.3458803].
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