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Meyousic was part of the course “Design <> Research”, in which we conducted research around the topic of receiving music as a gift. The abstract below best describes the research content:

This paper presents a quantitative comparative study, exploring how visualizing the selection process impacts the appreciation of receiving music as a gift. A comparison is made between a design that shows the gift selection process and a regular Bluetooth speaker. The design we developed, is called Meyousic, which is a tangible box that shows the selection process of musical gift giving. This selection process is shown by displaying different chosen characteristics of a song. In order to measure appreciation we gathered 10 participants, who filled in a pre- and post-questionnaire. We recorded subjective ratings of value, meaning and positive emotional connection that made up the overall degree of appreciation. We summarize our main findings and discuss the design implications for other domains.

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