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Self-Thinking and Self-Learning:Designing a Personal Tool for Making Visual Music

LAI, JINGYI (2016) Self-Thinking and Self-Learning:Designing a Personal Tool for Making Visual Music. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: LAI, JINGYI
Abstract:

This Major Research Project illustrates the Inclusive Design principle of “one-size-fits-one” through an exploration of the process of designing a prototype of Visual Music making tool to match the needs and capabilities of one user—myself. Through an auto-ethnographic self-exploration and self-analysis of my dual identities as an international student from China and a junior graphic designer, I discovered my needs and capabilities as user of visual music tools. Using this information, I reviewed three popular visual music tools, to arrive at features for a prototype tool for myself, supplemented by basic features gathered through literature review. With these features, I designed a prototype music visualization tool named MyTool with interface mock-ups. MyTool is an experiment for creating customized tools through self-study, which could urge designers of popular tools to create more flexible tools, thereby expanding the user community of visual music makers like myself and kicking in a virtuous cycle of inclusion in the context of visual music production and consumption.

Date: 14 April 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual music, Self-analysis, Auto-ethnography, Inclusive Design, Customization, Personalization
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
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Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2016 12:06
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 12:06
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/469

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