Cobus, Vanessa and Precht, Hauke and Bräuer, Nikolai and El Ali, Abdallah and Pistoor, Armin and Boll, Susanne (2016) Badum Tss!: a DIY paper-based interaction to augment everyday situations with sound effects. In: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. ACM, New York, NY, 94:1-94:6. ISBN 978-1-4503-4763-1

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The DIY rollable soundboard is a paper-based instant button device, driven by a Raspberry Pi that allows for easily creating simple sound effects. With sound effects like a Badum Tss (the sound of drums which often appears for a bad joke in comedy shows), it augments everyday situations with a suitable sound while users are on the go. Since paper is quiet cheap and almost readily available, paper does not cause any inhibitions to touch it and create sounds. Unlike a simple instant button application on a private smartphone, the rollable soundboard invites people to explore it and to entertain their social environment. In this paper, we describe the design process for the development of a rollable, portable soundboard from the conceptual design down to the functional prototype and first usability tests, and discuss relevant areas of future work.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: audio controller, conductive ink, hardware design, OFFIS, Paper-based interaction, tangible interaction, UNI
Divisions: School of Computing Science, Business Administration, Economics and Law > Department of Computing Science
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 10:59
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-31934
DOI: 10.1145/2971485.2996729

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