MusicCube : a physical experience with digital music

M. Bruns, D.V. Keyson

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    Listening to digital music on a computer has led to a loss of part of the physical experience associated with earlier media formats such as CDs and LPs. This paper presents a series of steps and decisions that led to the design of MusicCube, a tangible user interface that allows users to control digitally stored music on a computer by means of gestures and positioning. Interaction with the MusicCube is enriched by offering feedback through multi-coloured light effects and clicking sounds together with computer-generated speech. Despite some ergonomic shortcomings, when comparing to the iPod, users appreciated the design and enjoyed using it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-165
    Number of pages3
    JournalPersonal and Ubiquitous Computing
    Issue number2-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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