Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2007), Oulu,
We present an approach that offers the user a convenient
and meaningful way to access her music on a mobile device.
By exploiting information on acoustic similarity and
community-based music labels, a music collection is automatically
structured and described to allow for easy orientation
and navigation within the collection. To this end,
the complete collection is arranged along a circular playlist
path such that similar sounding pieces are grouped together.
As a consequence, regions of musical styles emerge. Furthermore,
we propose two approaches to derive informative
descriptors that are displayed on the different regions, allowing
an overview of the whole collection at a glance. For
demonstration, we implemented our prototype interface on
an Apple iPod.