This poster presents an evaluation of the alarm sound design of three satellite control rooms. A novel way to visualize anticipated alarm sounds is presented.
Police officers cannot respond efficiently if the automatic number plate recognition system in their vehicle generates uninformative feedback sounds. This paper proposes and evaluates a new, informative sound design for these systems.
Police work can be characterized by its fragmented workflow. This paper introduces a novel technique to visualize and quantify fragmentation. The technique is applied to the results of a field study that was conducted with police officers at work in their police car.
In this book chapter, a distinction is made between intentional and consequential sounds. Intentional sounds (e.g., an alarm clock) are generally designed to provide feedback, and are typically produced by a loudspeaker. Consequential sounds are the result of the working mechanisms in a product (e.g., the grinder in a coffee machine). A relation is discussed between product design (e.g., structural layout, manufacturing), the resulting sounds, and how these sounds are perceived.
This paper describes our experiences with the master elective course ‘Product Sound Design’. First, a general relation between a product’s design (e.g., structural layout, manufacturing) and the resulting sound is discussed. Finally, examples of several editions of the course are used to illustrate how students learned about this relation.
In this study the use of sound was explored as means for expressing perceptual attributes of visual textures. Participants used an interactive interface similar to PSST (see below) to create sounds that matched visual textures, and were instructed to describe the nature of this match.
This paper describes the rationale behind the implementation of a product sound synthesizer in MaxMSP, as developed for PSST, a tangible interactive Product Sound Sketching Tool.
This conference paper introduces a product sound synthesizer in MaxMSP, as developed for PSST, a tangible interactive Product Sound Sketching Tool.