Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiCASE 2018, Osaka, Japan, February 28 – March 2, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Evaluating Mobile Music Experiences: Radio On-the-Go

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_4,
        author={Anupriya Ankolekar and Thomas Sandholm and Louis Yu},
        title={Evaluating Mobile Music Experiences: Radio On-the-Go},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiCASE 2018,  Osaka, Japan, February 28 -- March 2, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2018},
        month={5},
        keywords={User experience Mobile music consumption Music scheduling Experiment design},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_4}
    }
    
  • Anupriya Ankolekar
    Thomas Sandholm
    Louis Yu
    Year: 2018
    Evaluating Mobile Music Experiences: Radio On-the-Go
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_4
Anupriya Ankolekar1, Thomas Sandholm1, Louis Yu1,*
  • 1: Gustavus Adolphus College
*Contact email: lyu@gac.edu

Abstract

Music has become an accompaniment to everyday activities, such as shopping and navigating. Although people listen to music in a context-driven manner, music recommendation services typically ignore where a user is listening to the music. They also typically select music based on a single seed song, rather than ordering a user’s created playlists for the best user experience. The contributions of this paper are three-fold: (1) We present a survey of 15 DJs of college radio stations to identify their heuristics in creating playlists for radio shows. (2) We present an experimental study design to evaluate various scheduling (track ordering) strategies for mobile music consumption , which is used to (3) conduct a field experiment that compares the user experience of three scheduling strategies (tempo, genre and location) against the gold standard of a playlist created by an experienced DJ (This work was completed when Anupriya Ankolekar and Thomas Sandholm were both researchers, and Louis Lei Yu was a postdoctoral research fellow at Hewlett Packard Labs. The majority of the experiments were conducted during the summer of 2011. The authors are listed here in alphabetical order).