Examining the User Experience in Three Computer Music Implementations

Abstract

This work analyzes the ramifications and contexts in which three types of musicians, K-8 students, church musicians and graduate composers and scholars interface with and use computer music installations. By examining an Ubuntu Studio installation in an elementary school, a theoretical Hauptwerk Digital Organ installation in a Roman Catholic Church, and the Peabody Computer Music studio suite, one can come to a definition of what makes a user experience functional and easy to use.

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