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International Journal of Arts and Technology

International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART)

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  • Adaptive classification method of electronic music based on improved decision tree   Order a copy of this article
    by Hongyuan Wu, Lin Zhu 
    Abstract: In order to improve the accuracy of electronic music classification and shorten the classification time, this paper proposes a new adaptive classification method for electronic music based on an improved decision tree. Firstly, a robust principal component analysis method is used to remove noise from electronic music and improve the quality of electronic music. Secondly, the electronic music signal is segmented using time windows, and the classification features of electronic music are extracted using short time Fourier transform. Finally, the decision tree model is improved by using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process to calculate fuzzy association parameters. Construct an improved decision tree classification function for electronic music, calculate the optimal solution of the classification function, and complete the adaptive classification of electronic music. The test results show that the proposed method can quickly and accurately classify electronic music, with a maximum classification accuracy of 98.6%.
    Keywords: Improving the decision tree; Electronic music; Adaptive classification; Fuzzy correlation parameters.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2024.10059483
  • How Visual Merchandising Influences Generation Z Purchasing Behaviour in Supermarkets   Order a copy of this article
    by Matilde Aires, Álvaro Lopes Dias, Leandro Pereira 
    Abstract: The competitive landscape between brands and retailers requires the optimisation of strategies to increase consumer purchases. Visual merchandising elements can effectively influence consumers to buy certain products or brands, even if unplanned. Different generations have different needs and require tailored strategies. This study examines the impact of visual merchandising elements on the impulse buying tendencies of Generation Z. The variables analysed include store layout, colours, lighting, in-store promotions, store ambience and salesperson interactions. A literature review explored these variables, consumer behaviour and the characteristics of Generation Z. Nine hypotheses were then formulated and tested using an online questionnaire. The survey received 206 responses from Gen Z, exploring their perceptions of these elements and their impulse buying behaviour. The results showed that in-store promotions and store ambience have a positive effect on Generation Z's impulse buying behaviour, while lighting has a negative effect. Store layout also influences their impulse buying tendencies when mediated by store ambience.
    Keywords: visual merchandising; Generation Z; consumer behaviour; impulse buying.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2024.10059825
  • Gamelan, Technology, and Controversy   Order a copy of this article
    by Aris Setiawan 
    Abstract: This research aims to generate recommendations on how art education institutions, particularly in the Department of Karawitan (traditional Javanese music at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts), respond to the latest developments in music technology. The importance stems from ongoing technological advancements in traditional music, particularly gamelan, leading to divergent opinions within academia. Using a phenomenological approach, the study delves into the conscious experiences of individuals and groups to uncover reasons for the intricate relationship between technology and gamelan music development. Through experimentation, the research explores enhancing gamelan instruments, like the kendang, using the multi-pad percussion a device adopted by gamelan and campursari music groups. A critical perspective examines complexities arising from music-technology fusion. The output offers informed recommendations to preserve gamelans heritage, guide institutions like the Department of Karawitan, and assist music scholars in effectively navigating gamelan technology.
    Keywords: gamelan; technology; controversy; tradition; kendang; multi-pad percussion; MPP; art education institutions.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2024.10060583