This is a partial list.


Attari, S., and Birnbaum, D. M. Advancing Haptic Design: Focusing on Human Interpretations of Tactile Effects. Immersion Corporation, 2018.

Birnbaum, D.M., Heubel, R., van der Linden, P., and Nguyen, S. Mobile Developer’s Guide to the 5th Dimension. Wireless Industry Partners (WIP), 2013.

Book Chapters

Refsum Jensenius, A., and Lyons, M. J., eds. (2017). A NIME Reader: Fifteen Years of New Interfaces for Musical Expression, pp. 211–222.

Conference proceedings

Mandeville A., Birnbaum D., Sampanes C. (2017) Remote Touch: Humanizing Social Interactions in Technology Through Multimodal Interfaces. In: Lackey S., Chen J. (eds) Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. VAMR 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10280.

Birnbaum, D. M., Wanderley, M. M. A systematic approach to musical vibrotactile feedback. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, pages 397–404. Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007. Full text (pdf, 3.9 MB)

Birnbaum, D. M., Abtan, F., Sha, X. W. Mapping and dimensionality of a cloth-based sound instrument. In Proceedings of the 4th Sound and Music Computing Conference, pages 386–389. Lefkada, Greece, 2007. Full text (pdf, 144 KB) | HTML version

Malloch, J., Birnbaum, D. M., Sinyor, E., Wanderley, M. M. Towards a new conceptual framework for digital musical instruments. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, pages 49–52. Montreal, Canada, 2006. Full text (pdf, 336 KB) | HTML version

Wanderley, M. M., Birnbaum, D. M., Malloch, J., Sinyor, E., Boissinot, J. A collaborative resource for researchers and instrument designers. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Instruments for Musical Expression, pages 180–183. Paris, France, 2006. Full text (pdf, 376 KB) | HTML version

Birnbaum, D. M., Fiebrink, R., Malloch, J., Wanderley, M. M. Towards a dimension space for musical devices. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, pages 192–195. Vancouver, Canada, 2005. Full text (pdf, 458 KB) | HTML version


Birnbaum, D. M. Musical vibrotactile feedback. Master’s thesis.
McGill University, 2007.  Full text (pdf, 37.9 MB)