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Interaction design patterns provide best-practice solutions to software user interface design problems. Several interaction design pattern collections have been published, but none of them address the details of interaction for software that facilitates musical composition on a personal computer. This paper presents a new interaction design pattern collection for musical applications and explains the pattern creation process, organizational structure, and validation model for the collection. Additionally, this paper surveys general design pattern concepts and user-centered software design practices and illustrates how these two subjects have been merged within the interaction design discipline.
A Thesis submitted to the Department of Computer Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science.
Includes bibliographical references.
Ian Douglas, Professor Directing Thesis; Robert van Engelen, Committee Member; Sarah Stoecklin, Committee Member.
Florida State University
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