The Thummer Mapping Project (ThuMP)

Garth Paine, Ian Stevenson, Angela Pearce

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Abstract

This paper presents the Thummer Mapping Project (ThuMP), an industry partnership project between ThumMotion P/L and The University of Western Sydney (UWS). ThuMP sought to developing mapping strategies for new interfaces for musical expression (NIME), specifically the Thummer#8482;, which provides thirteen simultaneous degrees of freedom. This research presents a new approach to the mapping problem resulting from a primary design research phase and a prototype testing and evaluation phase. In order to establish an underlying design approach for the Thummer#8482; mapping strategies, a number of interviews were carried out with high-level acoustic instrumental performers, the majority of whom play with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney, Australia. Mapping strategies were developed from analysis of these interviews and then evaluated in trial usability testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME '07
Pages70-77
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME '07 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jun 6 2007Jun 10 2007

Other

Other7th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME '07
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period6/6/076/10/07

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Mapping
  • Musical instrument design
  • Musicianship
  • Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Paine, G., Stevenson, I., & Pearce, A. (2007). The Thummer Mapping Project (ThuMP). In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME '07 (pp. 70-77) https://doi.org/10.1145/1279740.1279752