Feedback design in augmented musical instruments: A case study with an AR drum kit

Tetsuo Yamabe, Hiroshi Asuma, Sumire Kiyono, Tatsuo Nakajima

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce the AR (augmented reality) drum kit that supports a self-training process with visual guidance and feedback. While musical instruments play requires repetitive practice, the learner often easily loses interest and gives up making effort on learning. Therefore, our system was designed to keep intrinsic motivation by offering playful features, such as a game-like user interface and a variety of tasks with different difficulty levels. Moreover, as a drum kit offers distributed interaction points (i.e., drum pads), visual guidance information needs to consider that the player's attention would be fragmented during a performance. Available cognitive resources are limited for each task in such a multitasking environment, thus the information should be simple and lightweight in order not to require explicit attention. We developed several presentation styles, such as direct projection to drum pads and ambient projection on the wall, to evaluate the usability of the system. We also report preliminary user study results to identify further design issues for the future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1st International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications, CPSNA 2011, Workshop Held During RTCSA 2011
Pages126-129
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event1st International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications, CPSNA 2011, Co-located with the 17th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, RTCSA 2011 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2011 Aug 282011 Aug 31

Publication series

NameProceedings - 1st International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications, CPSNA 2011, Workshop Held During RTCSA 2011
Volume2

Conference

Conference1st International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications, CPSNA 2011, Co-located with the 17th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, RTCSA 2011
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period11/8/2811/8/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Yamabe, T., Asuma, H., Kiyono, S., & Nakajima, T. (2011). Feedback design in augmented musical instruments: A case study with an AR drum kit. In Proceedings - 1st International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications, CPSNA 2011, Workshop Held During RTCSA 2011 (pp. 126-129). [6029872] (Proceedings - 1st International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications, CPSNA 2011, Workshop Held During RTCSA 2011; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1109/RTCSA.2011.27