Objective: Study the use of tangible musical interfaces in public environments, by designing, implementing, and evaluating the usage of a tangible beatbox system.
Description: Inspired by Incredibox (http://www.incredibox.com/en/#/application
) create an application for the Reactable table where the objects represent the various kinds of beats, effects, etc. The interface should a graphical representation of the beats (not necessarily using human characters like Incredibox). Use special mute and solo objects. Follow an interaction design process that starts with sketches, mock ups, etc., to help define what the final system should look and function like. Study the usage of such a system in a public environment.
What are the challenges of designing such a system for a public environment?
How do people react? How do people use the system? Does this kind of system make sense in a public place, why? What lessons can be learned from this system and generalized to other tangible musical interfaces for public places?