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Medialogy and Interactive Sound Design

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  • Studio Report
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Education
  • Musicology


MobiAPP-Simpe13-Portrait-final (and Sound) of SiMPE: Showcasing Outcomes of a Mobile Audio Programming Seminar Cumhur Erkut Medialogy Aalborg University Copenhagen Denmark [email protected] Antti Jylhä Dept. Computer Science University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland [email protected] Stefania Serafin Medialogy Aalborg University Copenhagen Denmark [email protected] ABSTRACT As contemporary smartphones become ubiquitous, their nature changes from mere function to a tool for self- expression, creativity, or play. Mobile application development embraces this change, as evidenced by the popularity and profits of sound and music applications and games in various application stores. As proposed in the ACM Curriculum report, these application domains are attractive in education, especially in computer science and interaction design. The main question is how to systematically integrate the rapidly evolving knowledge, know-how, tools, and techniques of mobile (audio) programming and interaction design into university curricula. In this paper, we provide an account of our own development and teaching experience. We highlight the outcomes, which are exploratory applications challenging the state-of-the-art in mobile application development based on non-speech sound. The positive assessment of the participants and the appreciation of data providers are among the results that encourage in future development. Yet, there is room for improvement in combining the technical development with the design practices and user studies. Author Keywords Mobile Computing, Mobile Audio Programming, Sound, Sonic Interaction Design, Sound and Music Computing ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2. [Information interfaces and presentation]: Auditory (non-speech) feedback, Voice I/O. INTRODUCTION It has been more than a decade after the influential work AudioGPS by Holland and colleagues [1], which showed the mobile human-computer interaction (HCI) community how

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