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Menu sonification in a mobile phone – A prototype study.

Helle, S, LePlâtre, Grégory, Marila, J and Laine, P (2001) Menu sonification in a mobile phone – A prototype study. In: The Seventh International Conference on Auditory Display, ICAD2001, 29th July - 1st August 2001, University of Technology Helsinki, Espoo, Finland.

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We have studied the effect and acceptance of a sonified menu structure in a mobile phone. In this experiment, mobile phones with a special software were given to test users for a period of three weeks. Sonification design was done using earcons, and it covered the whole menu structure, except the Services and Phonebook applications (the structures of which are dynamic, not predefined). Test users were able to adjust sonification parameters – depth of sonification in the menu, and loudness of the sounds. Data was collected using questionnaires and interviews before, during and after the test period, and some laboratory experiments were performed after the test period.

The main focus of the study was in the subjective reactions
of the users, but we also tried to collect some objective data. We will report the findings in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9512255219 for a CD
Electronic ISSN: 9512255200
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile phones; User interface; Software application; Menu structure; Navigation sounds; Leitmotifs;
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
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 384 Communications; telecommunication
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1830
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2008 11:39
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2010 14:57
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1830

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