Wii-bändi : designing an expressive digital musical interface for therapeutic use with disabled people in a group setting

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dc.contributor.author Reed, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-26T11:29:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-26T11:29:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/36866
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011102611597 en
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents the developmental prototype of a gesturally controlled digital musical interface. It is called Wii-bändi, as it uses Nintendo Wii controllers to translate the gestures into music, and is constructed specifically for clients with a variety of physical and mental disabilities so that they can use it in a therapeutic group context. It is argued that gestural and emotional expressivity might be based on a theory of vitality affects, and that optimal learnability could be achieved through making use of learning schemas. It then sets out how the interface was created using a methodological approach based on action research, describing the specific contexts that led to the changes that were made to the set-up, over a period of approximately one year (between November, 2008 and December, 2009). The research is split into three cycles. The first explores the specific wishes of the group in question, establishing the core members and core values for the group who are to use the interface; the second progressively develops the interface along those lines as far as is possible, given the limits of the technological tools available; and the third consolidates what has been achieved by finding the optimal way to use the interface constructed. This was found to be a form of musical role play which is covered in greater detail in the last chapter of results. Finally, there is discussion of how best to avoid some of the technical issues that befell Wii-bändi, and the conclusion describes how the interface presents a viable model for using modern music technology to work with disabled people in the future.
dc.format.extent 104 s.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights This publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited. en
dc.rights Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty. fi
dc.subject.other musical interface
dc.subject.other action research
dc.subject.other gestures
dc.subject.other vitality affects
dc.subject.other disabled
dc.subject.other learning schemas
dc.subject.other accelerometers
dc.title Wii-bändi : designing an expressive digital musical interface for therapeutic use with disabled people in a group setting
dc.title.alternative Designing an expressive digital musical interface for group therapeutic use with disabled people
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011102611597
dc.subject.ysa musiikki
dc.subject.ysa eleet
dc.subject.ysa toimintatutkimus
dc.subject.ysa vammaiset
dc.subject.ysa oppiminen
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master’s thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Humanistinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Humanities en
dc.contributor.laitos Musiikin laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Music en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine Master's Degree Programme in Music, Mind and Technology en
dc.contributor.oppiaine Music, Mind and Technology (maisteriohjelma) fi
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