Toward Supporting End-User Design of Soundscape Sonifications

Wolf, KatieAnna and Fiebrink, Rebecca. 2019. 'Toward Supporting End-User Design of Soundscape Sonifications'. In: International Conference on Auditory Display. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom 23-27 June 2019. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

In this paper, we explore the potential for everyday Twitter users to design and use soundscape sonifications as an alternative, “calm” modality for staying informed of Twitter activity. We first present the results of a survey assessing how 100 Twitter users currently use and change audio notifications. We then present a study in which 9 frequent Twitter users employed two user interfaces—with varying degrees of automation—to design, customize, and use soundscape sonifications of Twitter data. This work suggests that soundscapes have great potential for creating a calm technology for maintaining awareness of Twitter data, and that soundscapes can be useful in helping people without prior experience in sound design think about sound in sophisticated ways and engage meaningfully in sonification design.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing
Computing > Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group (EAVI)

Dates:

DateEvent
7 May 2019Accepted
27 June 2019Published

Event Location:

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Date range:

23-27 June 2019

Item ID:

26385

Date Deposited:

05 Jun 2019 13:28

Last Modified:

29 Aug 2019 16:44

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/26385

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