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Noteworks SI 622 Presentation Slides

  1. 1. Final Presentation April 27, 2010 Becky Chu Andy Hickner Avalon Hu
  2. 2. What is Noteworks? <ul><li>Music composition software </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Created by John Umbaugh, Robert Alexander, and Patrick Turley </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Began as GROCS project 2 years ago </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based on neural firing concept </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Target audience </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Methods <ul><ul><li>Interaction Map </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Methods <ul><ul><li>Personas and scenarios, based on interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We interviewed 5 potential users </li></ul></ul></ul>Heather Czuba, 33 Electronic music buff Mike Vanderthal , 28 Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Ohio State University – Jazz Studies Amy Herzog, 19 A junior at Columbia University majoring in music Neoclassical Cello
  5. 5. Methods <ul><ul><li>Comparative Evaluation  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ableton Live, ChordGeometries, GarageBand, Max MSP, Nodal, and Prezi </li></ul></ul></ul>An example of an Max MSP patch http://interactive.usc.edu/members/mtuters/2007/02/maxmsp_canon_patch.html Nodal's interface
  6. 6. Methods <ul><ul><li>Online Survey </li></ul></ul>Survey question sample Survey result sample
  7. 7. Methods
  8. 8. Methods <ul><ul><li>Usability Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 pilot, 5 tests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brownies!!!! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Finding #1 - Undefined target audience <ul><ul><li>Finding :  Undefined target audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence :  Client kickoff meeting, comparative evaluation, survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations : Determine who the target audience is and modify the program accordingly    </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Finding #2 - Variety of usability problems <ul><li>Finding :  Variety of usability problems </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence : User testing, heuristic evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations : Address and fix usability problems </li></ul><ul><li>     </li></ul>
  11. 11. Finding #3 - Icons, properties, terminology <ul><li>Finding : Icons, properties, terminology are not always intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence : Heuristic evaluation, user testing </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation : Revise the icons, properties, and terminology to make them more intuitive for users </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Finding #4 - Help documentation <ul><li>Finding :  No help documentation or user tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence : User testing, heuristic evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation :  Create tutorials and help documentations (e.g. definitions list or FAQ) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 13. Finding #5 - Visual interface <ul><li>Finding : Visual interface does not enhance user experience </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence : Comparative evaluation, heuristic evaluation, user testing </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation : Improve quality of visual interface </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example:  Eliminate use of flashing nodes and resize the node IDs and activation counts </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. FINDING #6 - AUDIO FORMATS AND COLLABORATION  <ul><li>Finding : Lack of audio formats inhibits collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence : Interviews, comparative evaluation, survey, user testing </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation : Do more to foster collaboration  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allow integration with social media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enable MIDI file playing within Noteworks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allow ability to record in different audio formats </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Further Research <ul><li>Still unaddressed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential use as a music teaching tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential use as a visual medium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based vs. desktop-based system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding common functions and features from competitor systems </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Summary <ul><ul><li>6 different Methods  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 sets of Findings and Recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 areas for Further Research </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. THANK YOU Questions?

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