Observing cassette culture: user interface implications for digital music libraries

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Graduate student (Masters)
Date created: 
2007
Keywords: 
User interface
Music library
Interaction design
Cassette tapes
User interface
Music library
Interaction design
Cassette tapes
Abstract: 

Many people keep their collections of music on cassette tape even if they rarely listen to them. Images of these collections can be found online on photo sharing websites. What can we learn from such collections and what might they tell us about designing interfaces for new digital music libraries? The author conducts an online ethnographic study of over two hundred cassette tape collections, and over sixty participants with the aim of guiding future design of music collections. The author presents design heuristics and guidelines for interfaces of digital music libraries.

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Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
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Copyright remains with the author
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Senior supervisor: 
Ron Wakkary
Department: 
School of Interactive Arts & Technology - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)
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