ChatAmp: Talking with music and text

M. Ian Graham, Karrie Karahalios

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Abstract

Current systems for synchronous, text-based communication offer more varied interactions than e-mail, but cannot easily convey non-verbal or emotional information in an unobtrusive and intuitive manner. In this report we introduce ChatAmp, a new chat system which incorporates music as a central part of social interaction. Music is used in order to create an unobtrusive ambient soundscape that gives information about conversational activity and emotion using changes to instrument behavior. This soundscape acts as a peripheral channel to let a multitasking user monitor the conversation while focused elsewhere without being interrupted by jarring alert sounds. By combining this with non-sequential visualization which groups all of a user's activity in his area of the screen, ChatAmp provides "at-a-glance" information through both auditory and visual channels. Informal user tests support the effectiveness of integrating music and conversation in achieving the goals above and suggest directions for further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages978-981
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event1st International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2005 - Wuhan, China
Duration: Jul 22 2005Jul 24 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3585 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2005
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period7/22/057/24/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Graham, M. I., & Karahalios, K. (2005). ChatAmp: Talking with music and text. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (pp. 978-981). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3585 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/11555261_84