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CODE 90704
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/05
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The objective of this module is to provide students with the following skills: 1) understanding the major issues concerning ideation, design, and development of multimodal interactive systems for the performing arts, 2) conceiving and designing a prototype of a multimodal interactive system for a specific case study in the performing arts, and 3) understanding how to develop, test, and set-up the system.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The specific training objectives of the module consist of the acquisition of practical skills related to (i) the conception and design of a prototype of an interactive system for a specific application in the performing arts, (ii) the design of the main components of the system, and (iii) the communication and public presentation of the work done.

At the end of the course, students are assumed to know the major issues related to the design of interactive systems for the performing arts and to be able to conceive, design, and present a prototype interactive system for a specific application. More specifically, students will acquire the ability to develop one's imagination and creativity, critical reflection, and strategic thinking.

TEACHING METHODS

The module consists of (i) lectures given by the teachers focusing on the analysis of the major issues concerning the design and the development of interactive systems for the performing arts, (ii) lectures consisting of group discussions between teachers and students concerning the design of prototypes for a specific use case, (iii) lectures where students, divided into small groups, design the prototypes and their single components, under the supervision of the teachers, (iv) lectures where the students prepare the final presentation of their work, under the supervision of the teachers.

The activities of designing prototypes and their individual components as well as discussing the designed prototypes will be useful in order to gain competency in project creation at a basic level.

Classes are held in-person and distance learning in synchronous mode.

Working students and students with certified DSA, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the lecturers at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination arrangements that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning patterns.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The first part of the module will introduce the major issues concerning ideation, design, and development of interactive systems for the performing arts. Next, a concrete case study will be taken into account. Prototypes of interactive systems will be designed for such a specific case. Students, possibly divided into groups, will be actively involved in the ideation and design process of the prototypes and their major components. Finally, in the last part of the course, the developed prototypes will be presented publicly.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Slides, exercises, and further material will be made available on AulaWeb. In principle, active participation in the lectures, the notes taken during the lectures, and the material available on AulaWeb are sufficient for preparing for the final exam.

Bibliographic references to articles of interest to the laboratory include the following:

  1. A. Camurri and G. Volpe, “The Intersection of Art and Technology”, IEEE Multimedia Magazine, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 10-17, IEEE CS Press, 2016.

  2. G. Volpe and A. Camurri, “A system for embodied social active listening to sound and music content”, ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, vol. 4, no. 1, ACM Press, 2011.

  3. A. Camurri, G. De Poli, M. Leman, and G. Volpe, “Communicating Expressiveness and Affect in Multimodal Interactive Systems for Performing Art and Cultural Applications”, IEEE Multimedia Magazine, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 43-53, IEEE CS Press, 2005

  4. A. Camurri, P. Coletta, M. Ricchetti, and G. Volpe, “Expressiveness and Physicality in Interaction”, Journal of New Music Research, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 187-198, Swets & Zeitlinger, 2000.

  5. A. Camurri, S. Hashimoto, M. Ricchetti, R. Trocca, K. Suzuki, and G. Volpe, “EyesWeb – Toward Gesture and Affect Recognition in Interactive Dance and Music Systems”, Computer Music Journal, vol. 24, no. 1 pp. 57-69, MIT Press, 2000.

Students who cannot attend lectures as well as students with disabilities or learning disorders can contact the teachers to get further indication about the educational material.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ELEONORA CECCALDI (President)

GUALTIERO VOLPE (President)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of the assessment of the design and development activities each student performs during the course and of an interview with the teachers.

Students with disabilities or learning disorders are allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the teachers and copy the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisabilita.html).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The evaluation of the design and development activities each student performs during the course will assess the capability the student has to find solutions to specific problems, discuss them, and apply them in the concrete case study the course envisages. In the interview, the teachers will assess the knowledge the student has of the topics of the course, the clarity, and the deepness of the presentation.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Master theses are available concerning the topics presented in the course in areas of interest for the scientific and technological research carried out at the Casa Paganini – InfoMus research center of DIBRIS – University of Genoa (www.casapaganini.org). For students who are interested in a master thesis on these topics, the course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge, which is needed to carry out the work in the thesis.

Students with disabilities or learning disorders are allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the teachers and copy the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisabilita.html).

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