ACE 2010: Multitouch Djing table

ACE 2010: Multitouch Djing table

Here is the paper, presented at the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment 2010, ACM & SIGCHI at the Interactivity Session.

Thesis Defence

Thesis Defence

My thesis defence is scheduled for 3th November, 12h, IST – Alameda. (Abstract) Disc-jockeys have come a long way, through technological evolutions. This path led them to the status and recognition they have achieved in our society. But as impressive as those technological evolutions are, as far as DJing is concerned, there are still few […]

Next conference: RecPad 2010

Next conference: RecPad 2010

I will be presenting a poster at RecPad 2010, alongside Guilherme Fernandes. We will present our Trainable DTW-classifier for feeg gesture recognition, which we built on a foot-controller device that allows to control Mt-Djing application, as shown below. (Controlling Mt-Djing with feet gestures) The program is available now here.

Latex: installing miscellaneous fonts and macros

In order to use the book template required by many iunstitutions such as IST (where my Thesis is being completed), check the following packages: (you can use apt-get, synaptic (my favorite for this things), or aptitude) texlive-fonts-recommended (the basic) texlive-fonts-extra (needed for the template because of cmbr8 font) As far as other Latex packages I […]

Compiling CCV in Ubuntu

Tutorial kindly sent by Dino Magri (See his blog) Installing CCV from source code If you do not have subversion (svn) do: sudo apt-get install subversion Now you can get the source, create a new directory for that. mkdir /home/user/CCV cd /home/user/CCV Type: svn checkout http://nuicode.svnrepository.com/svn/tbeta/trunk/tbeta/Linux Linux-ccv Now go the script directory under the CCV source. cd Linux-ccv/scripts/ubuntu/ […]

Ps3eye in Ubuntu Tutorial

Tutorial kindly sent by Dino Magri (See his blog) PS3 Eye The ps3 Eye works in Ubuntu, although like it happens with other cameras the CCV does bnot recognize it (It happens with my USB built-in camera on both laptops). For that we have to install the library unicap and the driver gspca. First we download […]

Latex tricks, once again… Macros

I’m currently using some macros to help writing the Dissertation, here’s a few that are simple and useful: %My own command Macros (PedroLopes) renewcommand{quote}[1]{textquotedblleft{}#1textquotedblright{}} This one allows you to define a closed style for quotes. newcommand{cite2}[1]{[citeNP{#1}]} This forces the cite command to use [1] style for references instead of (1) that the book template uses. […]

User test methodology

As the user tests are almost done, I can share some toughs on my methodology to capture the most information of the tests. Gear used: Video camera (and a high tripod) -> Video recording of the tasks Microphone -> Audio recording of the user comments Application logging -> Using arthopod (see this post) Pen & […]

Multitouch pressure-sensitive drum pad

Multitouch pressure-sensitive drum pad

Using my own MtDjing framework, I’ve developed a drumpad for multitouch. Drawing inspiration from the many drumpads I’ve used across the years: My SP-808 is one of the best samplers ever, although it has no pressure sensitivity (called velocity in “musical gear slang”).