Liveness in Notation Use: From Music to Programming

Luke Church; Chris Nash; Alan F. Blackwell

In this paper we draw an analogy between musical systems and programming environments, concentrating on user experience associated with feedback and its implications for flow. We present a number of different analytical frames all of which, we suggest, influence the nature of this feedback and with it, the user experience. We introduce a new diagrammatic analysis format, and use it to explore the kinds of feedback loop present in musical systems, what such systems might teach us in the analytical description of programming languages, and vice versa.

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG 2010 - 22nd Annual Workshop
Publication Year: 2010
Paper #: 2
TitleLiveness in Notation Use: From Music to Programming
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsChurch, L, Nash, C, Blackwell, AF
PPIG Workshop: 
2010-09-22nd