I reworked the interface for the NYU MusEd Lab's browser-based drum machine based on user research and testing with music teachers, novice musicians, and k-8 music students. The main challenge for this project was to create an information architecture that made music making immediate and engaging for a novice musician but offered enough complexity to sustain engagement through to an intermediate level of music production and performance.
I organized collapsible menus to scaffold interaction and added features such as exporting to midi and connecting to other devices through Link in anticipation of users who would want to use the tool for more complex musical interactions.
Facial Gesture Music Interface
As an experiment in how to make an interface as simple as possible, I created a facial gesture controller for the music software Ableton Live.
The controller is made using Face Shift Studio, Oscillator, and Ableton Live.