Talk:Steps In Time

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/Larry D (talk) 05:40, January 22, 2015 (UTC)


Yemenicer, Yemenite Righter, Tzerchesee-ya ("if it were more visual than audio"), REMEZ, Debkassist, Tagidu La, Tagidi. Erica Goldman (talk)

I like Ramzor, hinter, like a traffic light. (In the USA it's a traffic "control", but in the Israeli mindset it's a traffic "hinter": You might want to think about stopping, or maybe not, up to you really.) Erica thinks REMEZ is better. Tagidi, by the way, is a Kurdish girl's name and has nothing to do with the Hebrew verb. /Larry D (talk) 23:26, January 22, 2015 (UTC)

Your target audience may not turn out to be your only one. How many times have apps found real use outside of the developer's original ideas? Thus, a name that isn't so israeli-centric, but still clever to that crowd, might be best. Murray Spiegel


Wearers will obviously want an option to adjust the cue lead time. Beginners, albeit rich ones initially, will need cuing nearly simultaneous with the beat, while experienced dancers will prefer longer lead times. Murray Spiegel

It's not completely clear that lead time needs to be independently adjustable; it could be folded into the style, where we already have beginners vs advanced. /Larry D (talk) 09:48, January 31, 2015 (UTC)

Anticipate that the wearer might be able cue the app that "Debka Gid coming up" so you don't have to rely only music recog of the initial notes. Murray Spiegel

I hope this isn't necessary, as it adds voice recognition problems to everything else and seems highly suboptimal. But maybe. /Larry D (talk) 09:48, January 31, 2015 (UTC)

The most obvious use of GG is to use its vid capability, and there are ample dance vids to obtain. you'd want to mute the audio on the displayed dance, and perhaps advance the vid's timing so you still get cuing. Yes, you've addressed the needlessness of a heads-up display of actual dancers - there are already other dancers to watch - . . . but what about a dance leader whose forgotten how to do a dance? (Prob happens more in Intl, but not unheard of in smaller, rural Isr groups. In those locales, a dance leader referring to GG wouldn't lose their street cred.) Murray Spiegel

I continue to doubt that video cueing has value. Using my eyes on a screen as I dance seems impossible. I need my attention in the room, not least to avoid collisions. And having video out of sync with the dance seems like it would be confusing. Experimentation necessary here. /Larry D (talk) 09:48, January 31, 2015 (UTC)


I see that GG has 12G usable, and your app has to play well with anything else stored there. Still, if you stick with audio cuing, I don't think compact storage of step data and dance db will run into any issues. vid would have to be streamed and processed (cropping to a main leader would be lovely). Murray Spiegel

Marketing /Audience

You're right, contra, square and round dancers won't want this, but the audience might be more than isr (and possibly intl) dancers. C&W has a lot of dances. What about b'way dancers, who have to quickly learn a new routine or get kicked off the cast, or ballet learning a classic Ballenchine or Martha Graham?

Watching the Poppins segment made me think of other specialized uses for SiT. The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics stunned everyone with their massed, syncronized movements. They probabaly wore hidden headsets so they all danced to the same drummer; SiT would've trained them faster. How about a dunkable GG for syncronized swimming? Training or execution for other olympic or other events requiring precision and timing where the coach might be present? Murray Spiegel

Country line is a great idea, exactly right. In the other cases: You seem to imply that secrecy is valuable, that is, the coach or audience or casting choreographer doesn't know that the product is in use. This wasn't the original intent, and of course is impossible with Google Glass. Is this a goal? /Larry D (talk) 09:48, January 31, 2015 (UTC)