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The story

Ludwig van Beethoven, a famous composer and pianist of the 18th century… is back! He still loves to play the piano and compose music. It’s what he does best, as we all know it. However, we live in modern times, with powerful computers, multi-functional mobile devices and versatile technology all around us. So Beethoven would very much like to make use of all these opportunities to improve his compositions, to manage different versions of his songs in an easier manner, and to even share his songs and taste on the Internet using his Last.fm account.

There is just one minor detail: Beethoven has gone blind! He can hear (despite what history though us 😀 ), but he can’t see. So using technology is a bit tricky for him.

Let’s help him! (more…)

The project

In a parallel universe, Ludwig van Beethoven (famous composer and pianist) is born in an era where ubiquitous computing is highly developed. Over time, he lost his sight, but he can still compose and play the piano and also recognize several musical scores. However, he will enjoy to use a device to help him to compose music, including to manage different versions of a certain musical work, and/or navigate on the Web (e.g., for example, to share his musical preferences with Franz Schubert or Goethe on Last.fm).

Propose a working prototype for an application – to be deployed on >2 different devices – that helps Beethoven.

Solutions

1. Developing an easy-to-use and easy-to-access  application for a mobile device.

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