Audio-haptic interfaces for digital audio workstations: A participatory design approach

Metatla, Oussama; Martin, Fiore; Parkinson, Adam; Bryan-Kinns, Nick; Stockman, Tony and Tanaka, Atau. 2016. Audio-haptic interfaces for digital audio workstations: A participatory design approach. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 10(3), pp. 247-258. ISSN 1783-7677 [Article]

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We examine how auditory displays, sonification and haptic interaction design can support visually impaired sound engineers, musicians and audio production specialists access to digital audio workstation. We describe a user-centred approach that incorporates various participatory design techniques to help make the design process accessible to this population of users. We also outline the audio-haptic designs that results from this process and reflect on the benefits and challenges that we encountered when applying these techniques in the context of designing support for audio editing.

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Sonification, Haptic display, Participatory design, Point estimation Graphs, Waveforms

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Computing > Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group (EAVI)


September 2016Published
2 May 2016Published Online
13 April 2016Accepted

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18 May 2016 07:35

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14 Apr 2021 14:44

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