Action abbr.
AD: duration of action in seconds (approximate value)
AE: Energy excreted during manipulation
Sound abbr.
MS - manipulative sound (this is the one that interests us most)
AS - automatic machine sound
NSf - not very relevant or strong sound feedback for action (like wobbling of the coffee maker top while moving it from one place to another or)
RSf - sound feedback relevant for action

Starting Coffee


Task1. Filling the coffee maker with the water
  1. unscrewing the coffee maker (not in the movie)
    1. taking the coffee maker with two hands
      • wobbling of the coffee maker top
    2. exerting a lot of pressure until the top part starts turning
      1. pushing 2 parts in the opposite directions (AD: few sec. AE: high)
        • NS
      2. release of the screwed parts (AD: less then a sec. AE: dropping)
        • MS : short sound at the end
          • Relevance for action: the sound communicates the release of the energy that is felt though action


    1. turning the top part three times with one hand (grasp, turn, release, grasp in a different place, turn, release ...), while keeping the bottom with the other hand (this can be split in smaller actions. should it be?)
      • MS : unscrewing sound. longer, repetitive, friction between 2 metal parts
        • Relevance for action: the looseness of the two parts can be heard (At the beginning I keep the bottom part strongly and the top part I turn, release and grasp in a different position, then repeat. As this process comes to an end I can hear when I need to keep the two parts strongly because they are separating). The continuity and speed of action are audible.
    2. separating the two parts (AD: short. AE: medium)
      • MS : opening sound, continuous sound interrupted by silence
        • Relevance for action: the action is finished, the task accomplished
  1. removing the part to be filled out (MS : short, friction between 2 metal parts, resonance of the empty bottom part)
    1. grasping the metal part
      • MS: hit of the 2 metal parts
        • Relevance for action: assurance that I grasped the metal part
    2. pulling the metal part out
      • MS: friction sound
        • Relevance for action: provides feedback about the tension between two parts, for eg. is the the part stuck in the coffee maker, do I need to pull more or harder
      • MS: ending with resonant sound
        • Relevance for action: the action is finished, the task accomplished. One can perceive if the bottom is empty or has water, which affects the following action, which could
  2. picking up the water pitcher
    1. squeezing the handle of the pitcher
      • MS : two sounds of garbing the plastic handle, plastic-hand interaction
        • Relevance for action:
    2. elevating the pitcher from the counter
      • MS: first sound continues but the short sound of contact between counter and pitcher is dominant
        • Relevance for action:
  3. pouring the water in the coffee maker
    1. bringing the pitcher to the coffee maker
      • MS : sound of squeezing the pitcher, plastic and skin interaction, the sound begun at the step before but became more audible when the first sound stopped
        • Relevance for action:
    2. tilting the pitcher, while aiming at coffee part
      • MS : pouring sound, filling
        • Relevance for action:
    3. tilting the pitcher back to vertical position
  4. placing/fitting the part to be filled out back into the coffee maker
      • MS : short, friction between 2 metal parts
        • Relevance for action:
  5. placing the pitcher back
    1. moving the pitcher from one had to an other
      • MS : sound of contact between the hands and the pitcher and sound of water moving in the pitcher
        • Relevance for action:
    2. placing the pitcher on the counter
      • MS :
        • Relevance for action:

Task 2. Filling the coffee maker with the coffee
  1. taking the coffee container with one hand and the spoon with another
  2. picking up coffee with the spoon from the container
  3. carrying the filled spoon to the coffee maker
  4. dropping the coffee into the coffee maker
  5. hitting the coffee maker with the spoon to empty all the coffee in the spoon
  6. repeat 2-5
  7. repeat 2-4
  8. smoothing the surface of the coffee with the spoon
  9. placing the spoon into the coffee container
  10. placing the coffee container back

Task 3. closing the coffee maker
  1. picking up the top part of the coffee maker
  2. picking up the bottom part of the coffee maker
  3. screwing the two parts
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## grabbing the top and the bottom part of the coffee maker with each hand
      • MS : hitting of the metal parts (cover of the coffee maker)
    1. fitting the top to the bottom part
      1. MS : First impact sound, then adjustment of the two parts AE: slower, precision movement,
    2. turning the top part three times with one hand, while keeping the bottom with the other had
      • MS 2 : unscrewing sound. longer, repetitive, friction between 2 metal parts
    3. pushing strongly until it's well screwed
  1. placing the coffee maker onto the stove

Task 4. starting the stove
  1. push onto the knob
  2. turn the know to appropriate temperature


Foaming Milk

Finishing Coffee and Milk

Pouring Coffee and Milk
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