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Introducing Timbre to Design of Semi-Abstract Earcons. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1901621
  • August 2008
  • 100 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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Interface sounds have a relatively modest role in
present day human computer interaction. The visual
display is usually considered the most important part
of the interface. Several studies of non-speech
sounds have demonstrated encouraging results of how
effective sounds could be. Despite these results,
commercial interface design has not adapted sound
usage. This maybe be partly due to the fact that some
aspects of earlier studies have not been well
thought-out, and the sounds designed with the help of
earlier guidelines may not be functional. This
content analytic literature study focuses on studying
the earlier research of non-speech interface sounds,
literature of the semiotics, audiovisual design,
musicology and psychoacoustic in order to find out
how interface sounds could be more usable and
intuitive with the help of timbre evoked meanings.

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Manne-Sakari Mustonen.
University of Jyväskylä 2001-2007, studies in computer science
and information systems, cognition science, usability and
multimedia, master's degree in 07. Employed as a researcher
2007-2008. PhD studies are in the field of audio and haptic
interaction design. Publications in Audio Mostly 2007, HAID '07,
ICAD'08. Program committee member in HAID'08

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