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Computer Music Journal Special Issue on HCI

Computer Music Journal Winter 2010, Vol. 34, No. 4: 1–2

The Editor of Computer Music Journal writes in this issue:

"Back cover. This diagram from the article by Katie Wilkie et al. shows the user interface of Harmony Space, one of two software programs that the article evaluates with respect to support for musicians’ conceptual metaphors."

"Also applying established theories from HCI to interactions with music software, in “What Can the Language of Musicians Tell Us about Music Interaction Design?” Katie Wilkie, Simon Holland, and Paul Mulholland examine the ways in which people map generic image schemas, such as containment, spatial orientation, and balance, onto musical concepts to create the conceptual metaphors we use to understand music. The authors analyze two software programs in terms of the image schemas they suggest or support, and discuss the relationships between diverse image schemas or conceptual metaphors and the specific purposes or goals of the software. This article primarily focuses on how and what we know when experiencing music, forming a nice contrast to that of Duignan, Noble, and Biddle, which looks at how and what we do when creating music."

This work was also highlighted in the editor's podcast accompanying the issue (approximately 12 minutes 30 seconds into the podcast).

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Wilkie, K., Holland,S. and Mulholland, P. (2010) What Can the Language of Musicians Tell Us about Music Interaction Design? Computer Music Journal, 34(4).

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