Liveness in notation use: From music to programming.
Church, L., Nash, C. and Blackwell, A.F. (2010).
in Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Workshop of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG 2010).
September 19-22, 2010. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganès, Spain.
Published by Maria Paloma Díaz Pérez and Mary Beth Rosson. (ISBN 978-84-693-3416-4), pp. 2-11.
abstract In this paper we draw an analogy between musical systems and programming environments, concentrating on user experience associated with feedback and its implications for flow. We present a number of different analytical frames all of which, we suggest, influence the nature of this feedback and with it, the user experience. We introduce a new diagrammatic analysis format, and use it toexplore the kinds of feedback loop present in musical systems, what such systems might teach us inthe analytical description of programming languages, and vice versa.
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