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Andersson, A.-P. & Cappelen, B. (2014). Musical interaction for health improvement. In: Karen Collins, Bill Kapralos, Holly Tessler (Ed.), Oxford handbook of interactive audio: (pp. 247-262). Oxford: Oxford University Press
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2014 (English)In: Oxford handbook of interactive audio / [ed] Karen Collins, Bill Kapralos, Holly Tessler, Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2014, p. 247-262Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

During the past decade, tangible sensor technologies have matured and become less expensive and easier to use, leading to an explosion of innovative musical designs within video games, smartphone applications, and interactive art installations. Interactive audio has become an important design quality in commercially successful games like Guitar Hero , and a range of mobile phone applications motivating people to interact, play, dance, and collaborate with music. Parallel to the game, phone, and art scenes, an area of music and health research has grown, showing the positive results of using music to promote health and wellbeing in everyday situations and for a broad range of people, from children and elderly to people with psychological and physiological disabilities. Both quantitative medical and ecological humanistic research show that interaction with music can improve health, through music’s ability to evoke feelings, motivate people to interact, master, and cope with difficult situations, create social relations and experience shared meaning. Only recently, however, the music and health field has started to take interest in interactive audio, based on computer-mediated technologies’ potential for health improvement. Here, we show the potential of using interactive audio in what we call interactive musicking in the computer-based interactive environment Wave. Interactive musicking is based on musicologist Christopher Small’s concept “musicking”, meaning any form of relation-building that occurs between people, and people and things, related to activities that include music. For instance, musicking includes dancing, listening, and playing with music (in professional contexts and in amateur, everyday contexts). We have adapted the concept of "musicking" on the design of computer-based musical devices. The context for this chapter is the research project RHYME. RHYME is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Centre for Music and Health at the Norwegian Academy of Music, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), and Informatics at the University of Oslo. Our target group is families with children with severe disabilities. Our goal is to improve health and wellbeing in the families through everyday musicking activities in interactive environments. Our research approach is to use knowledge from music and health research, musical composition and improvisation, musical action research, musicology, music sociology, and soundscape studies, when designing the tangible interactive environments. Our focus here is interaction design and composition strategies, following research-by-design methodology, creating interactive musicking environments. We describe the research and design of the interactive musicking environment Wave, based on video documentation, during a sequence of actions. Our findings suggest some interactive audio design strategies to improve health. We base the design strategies on musical actions performed while playing an instrument, such as impulsive or iterative hitting, or sustainable stroking of an instrument. Musical actions like these can also be used for musicking in everyday contexts, creating direct sound responses to evoke feelings that create expectations and confirm interactions. In opposition to a more control-oriented, instrument and interface perspective, we argue that musical variation and narrative models can be used to design interactive audio, where the audio is seen as an actor taking many different roles, as instrument, co-musician, toy, etc. In this way, the audio and the interactive musicking environments will change over time, answering with direct response, as well as nose-thumbing and changing response, motivating creation, play, and social interaction. Musical variation can also be used to design musical backgrounds and soundscapes that can be used for creating layers of ambience. These models create a safe environment and contribute to shared meaning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014
Series
Oxford Handbooks Series
Keywords
music, composition, tactile, tangible, interaction design, health, wellbeing, art, multi sensory, computer, game, co-creation, musik, komposition, taktil, e-textil, interaktionsdesign, hälsa, livskvalitet, konst, multisenosorisk, dataspel, spel, medskapare
National Category
Musicology Humanities and the Arts Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Computer and Information Sciences Pedagogy Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8036 (URN)978-0-19-979722-6 (ISBN)
Projects
Interactive Music CompositionInteractive Sound DesignRHYME.no, The Research Council of Norway
Available from: 2011-05-09 Created: 2011-05-09 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Andersson, A.-P. & Cappelen, B. (2013). Designing empowering vocal and tangible interaction: . In: Kyogu Lee (Ed.), Kyogu Lee (Ed.), The International conference on new interfaces for musical expression: . Paper presented at The International conference on new interfaces for musical expression (pp. 406-412). Kaejeon, Korea: Seoul National University
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2013 (English)In: The International conference on new interfaces for musical expression / [ed] Kyogu Lee, Kaejeon, Korea: Seoul National University , 2013, p. 406-412Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Our voice and body are important parts of our self-experience, and our communication and relational possibilities. They gradually become more important for Interaction Design due to increased development of tangible interaction and mobile communication. In this paper we present and discuss our work with voice and tangible interaction in our ongoing research project RHYME. The goal is to improve health for families, adults and children with disabilities through use of collaborative, musical, tangible media. We build on the use of voice in Music Therapy and on a humanistic health approach. Our challenge is to design vocal and tangible interactive media that through use reduce isolation and passivity and increase empowerment for the users. We use sound recognition, generative sound synthesis, vibrations and cross-media techniques to create rhythms, melodies and harmonic chords to stimulate voice-body connections, positive emotions and structures for actions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kaejeon, Korea: Seoul National University, 2013
Series
New Interfaces for Musical Expression, ISSN 2220-4806
Keywords
Vocal, Interactive Music Composition, Musicking, Music Therapy, Assistive Technologies, Music and Health, Interaction Design, Music Technology, Health
National Category
Interaction Technologies Musicology Music Design Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-11176 (URN)
Conference
The International conference on new interfaces for musical expression
Projects
RHYME.no, The Research Council of NorwayInteractive Music CompositionMusicalFieldsForever
Available from: 2013-10-19 Created: 2013-10-19 Last updated: 2013-10-29Bibliographically approved
Andersson, A.-P. & Cappelen, B. (2013). Vocal and tangible interaction crossing borders. In: Jeremy Myerson (Ed.), Jeremy Myerson (Ed.), Include Asia 2013 Proceedings: global challenges and local solutions in inclusive design, Conference on inclusive design. Paper presented at Include Asia 2013. London: Helen Hamlyn Centre of Design, The Royal College of Art in London, The Hong Kong Design Centre
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2013 (English)In: Include Asia 2013 Proceedings: global challenges and local solutions in inclusive design, Conference on inclusive design / [ed] Jeremy Myerson, London: Helen Hamlyn Centre of Design, The Royal College of Art in London, The Hong Kong Design Centre , 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Our voice and body are important parts of our self-expression and self-experience for all of us. They are also essential for our way to communicate and build relations cross borders such as abilities, ages, locations and backgrounds. Voice, body and tangibility gradually become more important for ICT, due to increased development of tangible interaction and mobile communication. The voice and tangible interaction therefore also become more important for the Universal Design field. In this paper we present and discuss our work with voice and tangible interaction in our ongoing research project RHYME. The goal is to improve health for families, adults and children with disabilities through use of collaborative, musical, tangible and sensorial media. We build on use of voice in Music Therapy, knowledge from multi-sensory stimulation and on a humanistic health approach. Our challenge is to design vocal and tangible interactive media that are sensorially stimulating. Interactive media that through use reduce isolation and passivity and increase empowerment for all the users. We use sound recognition, generative sound synthesis, vibrations and cross-media techniques, to create rhythms, melodies and harmonic chords to stimulate voice-body connections, positive emotions and structures for actions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Helen Hamlyn Centre of Design, The Royal College of Art in London, The Hong Kong Design Centre, 2013
Keywords
Inclusive Design, Music Technology, Universal Design, Musiccology, Voice, Interactive Music, Music and Health, Tangible Interaction, Interaction Design
National Category
Musicology Design Music Interaction Technologies Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-11177 (URN)978-1-907342-70-7 (ISBN)
Conference
Include Asia 2013
Projects
Interactive Music CompositionRHYME.no, The Research Council of NorwayMusicalFieldsForever
Available from: 2013-10-19 Created: 2013-10-19 Last updated: 2013-10-29Bibliographically approved
Andersson, A.-P. & Cappelen, B. (2013). Vocal and tangible technology for music and health. In: Gro Trondalen (Ed.), Book of abstracts: setting the tone: cultures of relating and reflecting in music therapy. Paper presented at The 9th European Music Therapy Congress, Oslo (pp. 24-24). Oslo: The Norwegian Academy of Music
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2013 (English)In: Book of abstracts: setting the tone: cultures of relating and reflecting in music therapy / [ed] Gro Trondalen, Oslo: The Norwegian Academy of Music , 2013, p. 24-24Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Our voice and body are important parts of our self-expression and self-experience. They are also essential for our way to communicate and build relations cross borders like abilities, ages, locations, backgrounds and cultures. Voice and tangibility gradually become more important when developing new music technology for the Music Therapy and the Music and Health fields, due to new technology possibilities that have recently arisen. For example smartphones, computer games and networked, social media services like Skype. In this paper we present and discuss our work with voice and tangible interaction in our ongoing research project. The goal is to improve health for families, adults and children with severe disabilities through use of collaborative, musical, tangible sensorial media. We build on use of voice in Music Therapy and studies by Lisa Sokolov, Diane Austin, Kenneth Bruscia and Joanne Loewy. Further we build on knowledge from Multi-sensory stimulation and on a humanistic health approach. Our challenge is to design vocal and tangible, sensorially stimulating interactive media, that through use reduce isolation and passivity and increase empowerment for all the users. We use sound recognition, generative sound synthesis, vibrations and cross- media techniques, to create rhythms, melodies and harmonic chords to stimulate body- voice connections, positive emotions and structures for actions. The reflections in this paper build on action research methods, video observations and research-by-design methods. We reflect on observations of families and close others with children with severe disabilities, interacting in three vocal and tangible installations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: The Norwegian Academy of Music, 2013
Keywords
Interactive Music, Music Composition, Interaction Design, Tangible Interaction, Health, Music and Health
National Category
Musicology Design Music Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Occupational Therapy Interaction Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-11174 (URN)
Conference
The 9th European Music Therapy Congress, Oslo
Projects
Interactive Music CompositionRHYME.no, The Research Council of NorwayMusicalFieladsForeverInteractive Sound Design
Available from: 2013-10-19 Created: 2013-10-19 Last updated: 2014-09-23Bibliographically approved
Cappelen, B. & Andersson, A.-P. (2012). Musicking tangibles for empowerment. Paper presented at 13th International Conference, ICCHP 2012, Linz, Austria, July 11-13, 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7382, 254-261
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2012 (English)In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743, E-ISSN 1611-3349, Vol. 7382, p. 254-261Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we present a novel approach towards understanding and design of interactive music technology for people with special needs. The health effects of music are well documented, but very little research has been done and interactive music technology been developed, for Music Therapy and health improvement in everyday situations. Further, the music technology that has been used, exploits very little of the potential current computer technology has to offer the Music and Health and Music Therapy fields, because it is designed and used based on a very narrow perspective on technology and its potential. We present and argue for a broader understanding of music technology for empowerment and health improvement, building on a multidisciplinary approach and combining perspectives from Tangible interaction design with empowerment and resource oriented Music Therapy. We call this concept MusickingTangibles, inspired by the musicologist Christopher Small's important term "musicking". We further present two Musicking Tangibles we have designed, and argue for their empowering qualities based on user observations.

Keywords
health, Music and Health, Art Therapy, interaction design, empowerment, tangible interaction, smart materials, Human Computer Interaction, narrative, musicology, research-by-design, action research, user studies, music therapy
National Category
Engineering and Technology Humanities Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-9715 (URN)10.1007/978-3-642-31522-0 (DOI)978-3-642-31521-3 (ISBN)
Conference
13th International Conference, ICCHP 2012, Linz, Austria, July 11-13, 2012
Projects
RHYME
Note

Research funder: The Research Council of Norway, VERDIKT-programme

Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2012-09-18 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Cappelen, B. & Andersson, A.-P. (2011). Co-created staging: situating installations. In: Ass. Prof. Morten Søndergaard, ArT / Aalborg University (Ed.), Interactive Media Arts Conference, IMAC2011, Re-new digital arts festival: . Copenhagen
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2011 (English)In: Interactive Media Arts Conference, IMAC2011, Re-new digital arts festival / [ed] Ass. Prof. Morten Søndergaard, ArT / Aalborg University, Copenhagen, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Staging is the creative act of showing something to an audience.When staging, the artist choose and create the context, situationand structure of the presented object, play or installation. The chosen context and situation provide background for the audience interpretations. Meaning is co-created between the artist and audience, based on the cultural and individual understanding of the context and situation. The term installation is open, ambiguous and undefined. One does not completely know what to expect and where to find an installation. It is open towards many interpretations. In this paper we present how we worked with staging of two interactive installations in different exhibition situations, to provoke and motivate different interpretations, expectations and interactions. We argue for staging as a communicative strategy to attract and motivate diverse audiences and user groups to collaborate and co-create through interpretation and interaction. Further we argue that installations have to be open to many possible structures, interpretations, interaction forms and roles the user can take, and shift betweendynamically. When the user dynamically restructure, shift rolesand thereby re-situate the installation, the user is a co-creator in the staging act. We call this dynamic staging.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: , 2011
Keywords
interactive art, tangible interaction, interactive music, interactive sound design
National Category
Humanities Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Art History Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-7907 (URN)
Projects
Interactive music compositionInteractive Sound Design
Available from: 2011-03-24 Created: 2011-03-24 Last updated: 2014-09-23Bibliographically approved
Cappelen, B. & Andersson, A.-P. (2011). Design for co-creation with interactive montage. In: Jung-Joo Lee, School of Art and Design, Aalto University (Ed.), Proceedings, 4th Nordic Design Research Conference, Nordes2011, School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
May 29th - June 1st, 2011: Making Design Matter. Paper presented at Ilpo Koskinen, School of Art and Design, Aalto University.
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2011 (English)In: Proceedings, 4th Nordic Design Research Conference, Nordes2011, School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
May 29th - June 1st, 2011: Making Design Matter / [ed] Jung-Joo Lee, School of Art and Design, Aalto University, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Montage in cinema means to mount images andsounds from different sources, that are interpreted together and whose oppositions drive the storyfurther. In this paper we develop the montage concept further for co-creation in interactive, tactile, spatial cross-media. As case we use the design of the interactive, tangible, cross-media installation ORFI. ORFI is developed to facilitate collaboration and co-creation between children with severe disabilities and their care persons. In this paper we focus on how we have designed for interactive montage. We present two main types of interactive montage, close and shifted in three dimensions (spatial, temporal and actorial). With the first we mean spatial and temporal closeness, depending on the roles users take and the interpretations they make. With shifted we mean how to use spatial and temporal shifting and distance between the media elements in space and over time, depending on the users’ roles and interpretations. All this to encourage co-creation over time, between a variety of users in different situations.

Keywords
Interactive Sound Design, Music and Health, Interactive Music Composition, Interaktiv ljuddesign, Music och Hälsa, Interaktiv musikkompostition
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Art History Information Systems Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-7889 (URN)
Conference
Ilpo Koskinen, School of Art and Design, Aalto University
Projects
Interactive Sound DesignInteractive Music CompositionRhyme
Available from: 2011-03-12 Created: 2011-03-12 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Cappelen, B. & Andersson, A.-P. (2011). Designing Smart Textile for Music and Health. In: Lars Hallnäs (Ed.), Ambience11: Where Art, Technology and Design meet - Proceedings 2011. Paper presented at Ambience 11 ...Where Art, Technology and Design meet, Borås (pp. 39-48). Borås: CTF, The Swedish School of Textile, University of Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Designing Smart Textile for Music and Health
2011 (English)In: Ambience11: Where Art, Technology and Design meet - Proceedings 2011 / [ed] Lars Hallnäs, Borås: CTF, The Swedish School of Textile, University of Borås , 2011, p. 39-48Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

In this paper we present our ongoing research on designing smart textile solutions for musical tangibles, what we call co-creative tangibles. Our textile, musical tangibles shall be used to improve health and wellbeing for children with severe disabilities and their families, in their homes. We use theories from the Music and Health field as a framework, both for the design process and the design related user evaluations. Building on an ecological and holistic health approach, our main goal is to reduce passivity and isolation, for the child with special needs. To achieve our overall goal, improve health for the users, our textile, musical tangibles have to evoke feelings in the user, be possible for the users to master, create and strengthen social relations and give the users a feeling of wholeness. Because of our ambitious goal, the diversity of users and the varying everyday situation, our musical tangibles have to offer the users a variety of musical actions to perform, and continuous choices of intensity levels and focus of attention. If not, the musical tangibles will lose their interest fast, and lack the relation building qualities we need. Our Music and Health approach therefore demands our textile, musical tangibles not only to be used as an instrument in limited therapeutic session, but in many situations in the users’ everyday lives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: CTF, The Swedish School of Textile, University of Borås, 2011
Keywords
health, music, music and health, music therapy, musicology, interaction design, tangible interaction, interactive sound design, textile, e-textile, smart materials, ubiquitous computing
National Category
Humanities Engineering and Technology Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8768 (URN)978-91-975576-8-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Ambience 11 ...Where Art, Technology and Design meet, Borås
Projects
RHYMEInteractive Sound Design
Available from: 2011-11-30 Created: 2011-11-30 Last updated: 2014-10-30Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, S., Cronquist, B., Kjellin, H. & Wrangler, B. (Eds.). (2006). Knowledge in organizations. 1: foundations and methodologies, development and design, applications and integration. Skövde: Univ.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge in organizations. 1: foundations and methodologies, development and design, applications and integration
2006 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: Univ., 2006. p. 214
Series
Skövde university studies in informatics, ISSN 1653-2325 ; 2006:1
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8610 (URN)91-631-8918-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-10-19 Created: 2011-10-19 Last updated: 2011-10-19Bibliographically approved
Cronquist, B. (2006). Organizational intelligence and participative processes:  . In: Sven Carlsson, Björn Cronquist, Harald Kjellin, Benkt Wangler (Ed.), Knowledge in organizations. 1: foundations and methodologies, development and design, applications and integration (pp. 177-189). Skövde: Univ.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational intelligence and participative processes:  
2006 (English)In: Knowledge in organizations. 1: foundations and methodologies, development and design, applications and integration / [ed] Sven Carlsson, Björn Cronquist, Harald Kjellin, Benkt Wangler, Skövde: Univ. , 2006, , p. 214p. 177-189Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: Univ., 2006. p. 214
Series
Skövde university studies in informatics, ISSN 1653-2325 ; 2006:1
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8614 (URN)91-631-8918-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-10-19 Created: 2011-10-19Bibliographically approved
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