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How to tackle auditory interface aesthetics? Discussion and case study.

LePlâtre, Grégory and McGregor, Iain (2004) How to tackle auditory interface aesthetics? Discussion and case study. In: International Conference on Auditory Displays, ICAD'2004, 6th-9th July 2004, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract/Description

This paper discusses the importance of auditory interface
aesthetics and presents an empirical investigation of sound
aesthetics in context. The theoretical discussion examines the relationship between sound aesthetics and user satisfaction and concludes that, despite the creation of numerous auditory design methods and guidelines, none are dedicated to achieving aesthetically pleasing designs. In a case study, an empirical investigation is conducted to evaluate the relationship between the functional and aesthetic value of an auditory interface. By investigating two different tasks, this study demonstrates that the nature of the tasks allocated to subjects has a significant
impact on the aesthetic judgments made by the subjects.
Consequently, functional and aesthetic properties of auditory cannot be dealt with independently.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Auditory interface; User satisfaction; Empirical investigation; Auditory aesthetics; Auditory functionality; Evaluation; Task driven; Computer software; Virtual environment; Software design;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
500 Science > 530 Physics
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Q Science > QC Physics
Item ID: 1780
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2008 14:52
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2009 14:15
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1780

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