A Model for Data-Driven Sonification Using Soundscapes

Wolf, KatieAnna E; Gliner, Genna and Fiebrink, Rebecca. 2015. 'A Model for Data-Driven Sonification Using Soundscapes'. In: 20th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI '15). Atlanta, Georgia, United States 29 March - 1 April 2016. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

A sonification is a rendering of audio in response to data, and is used in instances where visual representations of data are impossible, difficult, or unwanted. Designing sonifications often requires knowledge in multiple areas as well as an understanding of how the end users will use the system. This makes it an ideal candidate for end-user development where the user plays a role in the creation of the design. We present a model for sonification that utilizes user-specified examples and data to generate cross-domain mappings from data to sound. As a novel contribution we utilize soundscapes (acoustic scenes) for these user-selected examples to define a structure for the sonification. We demonstrate a proof of concept of our model using sound examples and discuss how we plan to build on this work in the future.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)

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Multimedia UIs; Soundscapes; HCI; End-User Development; Cross-Domain Mappings.

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing > Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group (EAVI)


29 March 2015Published

Event Location:

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date range:

29 March - 1 April 2016


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National Science Foundation (USA)UNSPECIFIED

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Date Deposited:

22 Mar 2016 09:16

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02 Mar 2023 11:06



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