Liveness and Flow in Notation Use

@inproceedings{Nash2012LivenessAF,
  title={Liveness and Flow in Notation Use},
  author={Chris Nash and Alan F. Blackwell},
  booktitle={NIME},
  year={2012}
}
This paper presents concepts, models, and empirical findings relating to liveness and flow in the user experience of systems mediated by notation. Results from an extensive two-year field study of over 1,000 sequencer and tracker users, combining interaction logging, user surveys, and a video study, are used to illustrate the properties of notations and interfaces that facilitate greater immersion in musical activities and domains, borrowing concepts from programming to illustrate the role of… CONTINUE READING

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