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Soundfields and soundscapes reifying auditory communities.

McGregor, Iain, Crerar, Alison, Benyon, David and Macaulay, Catriona (2002) Soundfields and soundscapes reifying auditory communities. In: International Conference on Auditory Displays (ICAD 2002) Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR),, Kyoto, Japan.

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Abstract/Description

This paper reports progress towards mapping workplace
soundscapes. In order to design auditory interfaces that
integrate effectively with workplace environments, we need a detailed understanding of the way in which end users
inhabit these environments, and in particular, how they
interact with the existing auditory environment. Our work
concentrates first on mapping the physical soundfield, then
overlaying this with a representation of the soundscape as
experienced by its active participants.

The ultimate aim of this work is to develop an interactive soundscape-mapping tool, analogous to the modeling tools available to architects. Such a tool would be of use to designers of physical, augmented and virtual environments and usable without professional musical or acoustical expertise.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Print ISSN: 4-9901190-0-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Work environment; Physical soundfield; Sound mapping; Interactive software; 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: 1783
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2008 16:19
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 09:49
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1783

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