The importance of user research to build new instruments, by Simone Capitani (UX Designer at Audio Modeling)
User Experience Design and User Research are widely applied to Web Development, field that has a very fast pace in finding new tools and development techniques.
Applying and adapting those tools on making any digital product, and in particular musical instruments can improve drastically the quality of the product and the satisfaction for the final end user.
Here at Audio Modeling we have started to perform User interviews to get insights from musicians at all levels. The work of a UX Designer (User experience designer) is to find the sweet spot between the user needs and technical feasibility.
SWAM Instruments are expressive instruments, they have a unique sound engine capable of reproducing a very natural behaviour when played controlling continuously in real time the sound parameters.
So we have interviewed many musicians asking to talk about their story and the importance of playing expressively.
The following video is just a short part of the interview to Dom Sigalas, Film Composer and Music Producer.