Birgitta Cappelen

Learn More
The seven principles of Universal Design, such as ”4. Perceptible Information” and ”5. Tolerance for errors”, are formulated from the design’s or system’s perspective. The principles focus on the qualities of the system or design, not on the value of use, the long time experience and use by many different people. Nor do the principles embrace a cultural and(More)
Everyone has a right to take part in cultural events and activities, such as music performances and music making. Enforcing that right, within Universal Design, is often limited to a focus on physical access to public areas, hearing aids etc., or groups of persons with special needs performing in traditional ways. The latter might be people with(More)
In this paper, we present an interactive multi-sensory environment designed for health promotion. It is the fourth generation in an ongoing research project. We focus on the designed qualities of the environment, and specifically on the multi-sensorial and musical interaction design. We present how we have designed the interactive music and multi-sensorial(More)
In this paper we explore how we compose sound for an interactive tangible and mobile interface, where the goal is to improve health and well-being for families with children with disabilities. We describe the composition process of how we decompose a linear beat-based and vocal sound material and recompose it with real-time audio synthesis and composition(More)
In this paper we describe an application model for a collaborative narrative in a multimodal tangible user interface. We investigate how a story can be developed in negotiation between three users. By collaborating the users create a soundtrack and negotiate the next video sequence. We developed rhetorical principles for editing moving image material for a(More)
  • 1