Studying Aesthetics of Interaction in a Musical Interface Design Process Through ‘ Aesthetic Experience Prism ’

Matti Luhtala, Markku Turunen, Ilkka Niemeläinen, Johan Plomp, Julius Tuomisto

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Abstract

This paper introduces `The Aesthetic Experience Prism', a framework for studying how components of aesthetic experience materialize in the model's of interaction of novel musical interfaces as well as how the role of aesthetics could be made more explicit in the processes of designing interaction for musical technologies. The Aesthetic Experience Prism makes use of Arthur Danto's framework of aesthetic experience that consists of three conceptual entities: (1) metaphor; (2) expression; and (3) style. In this paper we present key questions driving the research, theoretical background, artistic research approach and user research activities.\nIn the DIYSE project a proof-of-concept music creation system prototype was developed in a collaborative design setting. The prototype provides means to the performer to create music with minimum effort while allowing for versatile interaction. We argue that by using an artistic research approach specifically targeting designing for aesthetic experience we were able to transform the knowledge from early design ideas to resulting technology products in which model's of interaction metaphors, expression and style are in an apparent role.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (2012)
Pages272-275
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event12th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME 2012 - Ann-Arbor, United States
Duration: 21 May 201223 May 2012

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAnn-Arbor
Period21/05/1223/05/12

Keywords

  • aesthetics
  • artistic research
  • exploration
  • interaction design

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    Luhtala, M., Turunen, M., Niemeläinen, I., Plomp, J., & Tuomisto, J. (2012). Studying Aesthetics of Interaction in a Musical Interface Design Process Through ‘ Aesthetic Experience Prism ’. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (2012) (pp. 272-275)