Cunningham, S. J., Nichols, D. M., Bainbridge, D., & Ali, H. (2014). Social music in cars. In Proceedings of ISMIR 2014, Fifteenth International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Taipei, Taiwan (pp. 457–462).
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This paper builds an understanding of how music is currently experienced by a social group travelling together in a car - how songs are chosen for playing, how music both reflects and influences the group’s mood and social interaction, who supplies the music, the hardware/software that supports song selection and presentation. This fine-grained context emerges from a qualitative analysis of a rich set of ethnographic data (participant observations and interviews) focusing primarily on the experience of in-car music on moderate length and long trips. We suggest features and functionality for music software to enhance the social experience when travelling in cars, and prototype and test a user interface based on design suggestions drawn from the data.
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