Conference papers:

Juan Martinez Avila, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Pavel Karpashevich, Charles Windlin, Niklas Valenti, Kristina Höök, Andrew McPherson, and Steve Benford. 2020. Soma Design for NIME. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2020), Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom. [Download] [Video]

Juan Pablo Martinez Avila, Adrian Hazzard, Chris Greenhalgh, and Steve Benford. 2019. Augmenting Guitars for Performance Preparation. In Audio Mostly (AM19), September 1820, 2019, Nottingham, United Kingdom. ACM,New York, NY, USA, 7 pages. DOI:

Juan Pablo Martinez Avila, Chris Greenhalgh, Adrian Hazzard, Steve Benford, Alan Chamberlain. 2019. Encumbered Interaction: A Study of Musicians Preparing to Perform. In 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glagsow, Scotland, UK. ACM, New York, NY, USA. Paper 476, 13 pages.
DOI: [Honourable Mention]

Juan Martinez Avila, Adrian Hazzard, Alan Chamberlain, Chris Greenhalgh, and Steve Benford. 2018. An AI-Based Design Framework to Support Musicians’ Practices. In Workshop Proceedings of Audio Mostly 2018 on Sound inImmersion and Emotion (AM’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 42, 5 pages.

Richard Ramchurn, Juan Martinez Avila, Sarah Martindale, Alan Chamberlain, Max L. Wilson, Steve Benford. 2019. Improvising a Live Score to an Interactive Brain-Controlled Film. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2019. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3672856 [Download Here]

Adnan Marquez-Borbon and Juan Pablo Martinez Avila. The Problem of DMI Adoption and Longevity: Envisioning a NIME Performance Pedagogy. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, 2018, p. 190-195.
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1302541 [Download Here]


Juan Pablo Martinez Avila. 2019. Human Data within Musician Communities of Practice. In Smart Products Beacon Gathering, Nottingham, UK, 2019. [Download here]

Juan Pablo Martinez Avila. 2017. Let’s Jam! An Ethnographic Study of Collaborative Music Composing. In Workshop Proceedings of DMRN+12: Digital Music Research Network. December 19, 2017, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK. [Download Here]

J. Varela, J.P. Martinez Avila. 2011. Transferential Learning Efficacy of Fixed vs. Animated Representations. In Third International Symposium on behaviour and applications (SINCA). Ocotlan, Mexico. [Original title in Spanish]

Book Chapters:

J. Varela, A. Mojardin, Y. Larios, M. Lizalde, M. Gonzalez, H. Hernandez, A. Gonzalez, J. P. Martinez Avila, G. Nava, L. Olmedo, K. Puerta, M. A. Urquidez. 2011. “Learning Without Third-party Mediation: Instructional Design, Media and Linguistic Modes”. In Studies on Behaviour and Applications, Ocotlan, Mexico. [Original citation in Spanish] [Download]

Magazine Articles:

Dougie Mann, Steve Benford, Adrian Hazzard, Alan Chamberlain, Dimitri Darzentas, Juan Pablo Martinez Avila, Paul Tennent, Joe Marshall, Patrick Brundell, Brendan Walker, Andreas Krauss, Tim Moesgen, and Lennart Otte. 2019. Demo hour. Interactions 26, 4 (June 2019), 8-11. DOI:

MSc Dissertation:

Juan Pablo Martinez Avila. 2016. A qualitative assessment of the effects of interactive design elements on the perceived learning outcome of musical skills with a computer-assisted musical instrument tutoring system
prototype enabled by Muzicodes. [Download]