Michael Wolf, Christoph Grönegress, Yinlin Li

Soundgarten

2002

Soundgarten

Soundgarten

Technical Description


The Soundgarten interface works in combination with software that runs on any standard personal computer. Via a wireless data connection the PC works completely detached from the interface itself and thus remains invisible to the user. According to the concept of invisible and embedded computing, the userís attention is centred on the interaction space and not on the technical details.

Compared to common graphical sound software interfaces, the principle of Soundgarten offers significant advantages:
It involves haptic-tactile senses and spatial reasoning, taking advantage of basic human skills and therefore enables children, Illiterates or handicapped to make use of new electronic and digital technology. Contrary to WIMP (Windows Icons Menu Pointer) Interfaces Soundgarten allows multi user activity.