Non-visual senses can be used in toys to enhance and enrich the play experience. Previous research has shown that -- especially for young children developing sensory-motor skills -- exploration and play are two tightly linked activities: everything is new and needs to be ``studied'', and playful behaviors emerge from active exploration. The main idea of this paper is to provide a new approach in designing and realizing objects that elicit this type of behavior and encourage exploration by providing dynamic, real-time haptic, tactile, auditory feedback depending on a child's gestures, movements, and emitted sounds. These toys provide interaction based on the enactive paradigm, where multimodal feedback is intimately tied to action -- i.e. the human is ``in the loop''. Moreover, these musical toys will teach how to perform musical gestures.

Learning sounding gestures

DE GOTZEN, AMALIA;MION, LUCA;AVANZINI, FEDERICO;
2007

Abstract

Non-visual senses can be used in toys to enhance and enrich the play experience. Previous research has shown that -- especially for young children developing sensory-motor skills -- exploration and play are two tightly linked activities: everything is new and needs to be ``studied'', and playful behaviors emerge from active exploration. The main idea of this paper is to provide a new approach in designing and realizing objects that elicit this type of behavior and encourage exploration by providing dynamic, real-time haptic, tactile, auditory feedback depending on a child's gestures, movements, and emitted sounds. These toys provide interaction based on the enactive paradigm, where multimodal feedback is intimately tied to action -- i.e. the human is ``in the loop''. Moreover, these musical toys will teach how to perform musical gestures.
Proc. Int. Computer Music Conf. (ICMC07)
0971319251
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