MEET: A Technical Framework Enabling Ubiquitous Music in a Social Context

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Simon Lind Damgaard
  • Liv Stahl Madsen
  • Henrik Sørensen
3. term, Software, Master (Master Programme)
As music gets digitalized and as mobile devices gets more powerful, possibilities for listening to your own music everywhere emerges. Synchronization is a technique often used to keep data consistent across multiple devices. It is however not suitable for extensive music collections because of the large amount of data that needs to be transferred and stored redundantly.
Increasing availability of broadband Internet connections on mobile devices creates new opportunities for ubiquitous music and circumvent the shortcomings of synchronization.
Through an exploratory technology analysis of existing music sharing systems we found an unexplored area which concerns the aspects of listening to music in a social context.
Our solution tries to fill this gap by allowing users to metaphorically bring along their music collection using their mobile as a key token to their home music library. This enables the users to pick out what music to contribute to a common playlist and stream it directly from home. The system is a technical platform for further user interaction development aimed at a future usability field test.
Publication date17 Jan 2011
Number of pages10
ID: 44351901