An interaction study of a digital music stand (2007)
AuthorsBlinov, Alexeyshow all
Digital music stands help performing musicians manage their music scores and assist them during performance by providing a way of turning pages without interruption. Many music stand systems exist at the moment, both on the market and in research labs. However, very few of those systems address the issue of page turning carefully and no systems consider animated page turning methods. In this report we propose and evaluate three animated page turning techniques. We also propose and evaluate three methods of interacting with the music stand using foot pedals. Our evaluations indicate that animation could be a very useful feature for beginning musicians; we also discover that using one control for issuing many commands to the digital music stand is quite difficult and requires careful consideration.