Exploring Technology Use in Dance Performances

  • Klaudia ÇarçaniEmail author
  • Veronica Wachek HansenEmail author
  • Harald Maartmann-MoeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10902)


The objective of the paper is to critically reflect on how research through design (RtD) can be used to gain knowledge of a new design context within HCI. We use the design research triangle presented by Fallman [1] as the framework for analyzing and to reflect upon the RtD process. The design context to which this new knowledge was applied to is within the area of dance and technology. Our design inquiry, therefore, using the term we coined – addhance, seeks to either add a sort of novel experience, or enhance a dance performance. We, thus, taking an RtD approach, explored how the dancers could compose music by moving their bodies. We designed a Kinect based system that captures dancer’s movements and translates them into music. Intending to addhance the choreography, enlighten dancers’ movements and bring a new disrupted workflow of both creating and enjoying a dancing performance.


RtD Dance Technology HCI 



This project was, in part, financed by the EU Creative Europe project “The People’s Smart Sculpture”, under the grant number EC-EACEA 2014-2330. We are grateful to Katie Coughlin, the leader of Oslo Children’s Museum and the organizer of the City Kids exhibit. Further, we want to thank Alma Culén for discussions and comments on the paper. Finally, thanks are due to dancers who helped us fine tune Musical Moves and CityKids visitors who tried it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Østfold University CollegeHaldenNorway
  2. 2.University of OsloOsloNorway

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