Rhythmic Interaction for Song Filtering on a Mobile Device
A. Crossan and Roderick Murray-Smith
In: Haptic and Audio Interaction Design, First International Workshop, HAID 2006, August 31 - September 1, Glasgow, Scotland.
This paper describes a mobile implementation of song filtering using
rhythmic interaction. A user taps the screen or shakes the device (sensed through
an accelerometer) at the tempo of a particular song in order to listen to it. We
use the variability in beat frequency to display ambiguity to allow users to adjust
their actions based on the given feedback. The results of a pilot study for a simple
object selection task showed that although the tapping interface provided a larger
range of comfortable tempos, participants could use both tapping and shaking
methods to select a given song. Finally, the effects of variability in a rhythmic
interaction style of interface are discussed.