User Research & Design Specifications

User Research

5th Grade Troy Elementary School Classroom

  • Most everyone in the classroom likes the subject of Music.
  • Several students have experience playing an instrument.
  • Most students feel confident sharing percussion rhythms on their desks.

Technical Specifications for a Fraction-Based, Digital Music Interface

  • User inputs are expressed as notes, which are drawn as rational number fractions of unity.
  • Visual playback of the musical recordings matches input (no perceptible lag).

Social Specifications for a Fraction-Based, Digital Music Interface

  • The interface is easy-to-use/intuitive; instructions for use only need to be given 1 time.
  • Our digital interface should help students visualize musical rhythms as fractions and aid their understanding of fractions.
  • The interface allows melodious musical compositions to be made.