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Tabletop tangible interfaces for music performance : design and evaluation

  title={Tabletop tangible interfaces for music performance : design and evaluation},
  author={Anna Xamb{\'o}},
This thesis investigates a new generation of collaborative systems: tabletop tangible interfaces (TTIs) for music performance or musical tabletops. Musical tabletops are designed for professional musical performance, as well as for casual interaction in public settings. These systems support co-located collaboration, offered by a shared interface. However, we still know little about their challenges and opportunities for collaborative musical practice: in particular, how to best support… 
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