Inspiring Music Technology for Physical Interaction Design

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Static slides from Jason Mesut's talk at MEX on December 1st 2010. Jason explores how physical controls and modularity so prevalent in music technology can influence interaction design of the future.

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  • ok re-read MEX. Thanks for slides anyway
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  • Excellent slide show with some very pertinent observations about music technology interfaces. I am doing an HUI study on synthesiser interfaces to inform a new design framework for designing them. What event was the slide show for?
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Inspiring Music Technology for Physical Interaction Design

  1. 1. Inspiring music technology for physical interaction designJason Mesut - Head of User Experiencetwitter: @jasonmesut
  2. 2. HypothesesInteraction and industrial design changes the waymusic is madeMusic technology influences interaction designPhysical form factors afford greater control in productsand softwareWe can all learn a few things from physical musicaltechnology
  3. 3. This is a sneek peek into Jason’s grotto of geekFocusing on a slice of hardware music techNOT software music technology
  4. 4. let’s go back in time...
  5. 5. HERBIE HANCOCK + QUINCY JONESjazz master, music innovator producer legend
  6. 6. + CMI FAIRLIGHT - SAMPLER AND AUDIO WORKSTATION
  7. 7. HERBIE + QUINCY + FAIRLIGHT
  8. 8. CMI FAIRLIGHT
  9. 9. FAIRLIGHT
  10. 10. questionWhy are so many obsessed with screens and gestures? There’s got to be other solutionsDifferent Differentforms of + forms of input output
  11. 11. KNOBS AND FADERS
  12. 12. ROLAND SH-101
  13. 13. ROLAND TB-303 BASSLINE
  14. 14. ALESIS MICRON
  15. 15. ALESIS MICRON
  16. 16. ALESIS MICRON - INSIDE OUT
  17. 17. ARTURIA ORIGIN
  18. 18. BEHRINGER BCR-2000 IN ACTION
  19. 19. A REALLY BIG KNOB
  20. 20. SKEUOMORPHa derivative design or object that retainsornamental cues to a structure that was necessary in the original
  21. 21. MOOG MODULAR SOFT SYNTH
  22. 22. questionare we going full circle? physical digital
  23. 23. GRID BASED USER INTERFACES
  24. 24. AKAI MPC
  25. 25. DJ SHADOW, DJ NUMARK, CUT CHEMIST + 3 MPCS
  26. 26. TENORI-ON
  27. 27. TENORI-ON - INSPIRATION
  28. 28. FOUR-TET + TENORI-ON
  29. 29. LITTLE BOOTS + TENORI-ON
  30. 30. TEHN + MONOME
  31. 31. EDISON + MONOME
  32. 32. questionWhen should we use physicalinterfaces over digital ones? ne or quick easier speedy access learning control support when spacewhen you muscle is notcan’t see memory restricted
  33. 33. MODULARITY
  34. 34. Music technology has beenmodular for over 30 yearsCV Gate MIDI OSCControl Musical OpenVoltage Interchange Sound Gate Digital Control Interface1960s 1982 1997-ish
  35. 35. question how can we learn from modularity? Create a Establish Use MIDI market forstandards and OSC user interface and protocols controls thatguidelines now last
  36. 36. THE FUTURE PRESENT
  37. 37. HACKING + CIRCUIT BENDING
  38. 38. C64 HACKING
  39. 39. ROCK BAND - PREVIOUSLY HACKED, NOW MIDI’ED UP
  40. 40. REACTABLE
  41. 41. REACTABLE - IPHONE + IPAD
  42. 42. question is physical better for consumer or expert interfaces?shift in expert migration to (and niche) prove consumer interfaces effectiveness interfaces rst
  43. 43. EIGENHARP
  44. 44. EIGENHARP: JAMES BOND THEME
  45. 45. EIGENHARP PICO
  46. 46. question how does interaction design affect creation or behaviour?Maximise control Guide + in uenceenable exibility to in uence the create, or do, creation or orwhatever is desired behaviour to make easier or for others’ bene ts
  47. 47. THE FINAL WORD: HERBIE?
  48. 48. QUESTIONS ?VIEWPOINTS ?
  49. 49. questions 1 2 3 Why are so When should Is physicalmany obsessed we use physical better for with screens interfaces over consumers orand gestures? digital ones? experts? 4 5 6 How will Are we How can interaction going we learn design affect full from creation and circle? modularity? behaviour?
  50. 50. Sources for videosHerbie and Quincy Little Boots + Tenori-Onhttp://ftvdb.b .org.uk/sift/title/241382 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6tLRCDqJ2c Tehn +Roland SH-101 Monomehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSchTzFj9kg http://vimeo.com/11435470Roland TB-303 Edison + Monomehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enyny7vXGi4 http://vimeo.com/7733666Harill + Revolution + Electribes C64 Keytarhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUo8FMjaQHg http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=1LZUH0p6cXc&playnext=1&list=PL6512AE8A11DC8F95Arturia Origin &index=55Unknown ReacTableBehringer BCR 2000 with Roland Alpha Juno http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPG-LYoW27Ehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPsqoUsc9pI Eigenharp James BondBig Knob http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=197dBb_F4ZoUnknown Eigenharp PicoDJ Numark, Dj Shadow, Cut Chemist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-PofqMhzAohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQcyLMa716kFour Tet + Tenori-Onhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M20ukzn_rsw

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