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An investigation of using music to provide navigation cues.

LePlâtre, Grégory and Brewster, Stephen A (1998) An investigation of using music to provide navigation cues. Proceedings of the 1998 international conference on Auditory Display(ICAD '98). p. 19.

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    Abstract/Description

    This paper describes an experiment that investigates new principles for representing hierarchical menus such
    as telephone-based interface menus, with non-speech audio. A hierarchy of 25 nodes with a sound for each
    node was used. The sounds were designed to test the efficiency of using specific features of a musical
    language to provide navigation cues. Participants (half musicians and half non-musicians) were asked to
    identify the position of the sounds in the hierarchy. The overall recall rate of 86% suggests that syntactic
    features of a musical language of representation can be used as meaningful navigation cues. More generally,
    these results show that the specific meaning of musical motives can be used to provide ways to navigate in a
    hierarchical structure such as telephone-based interfaces menus

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: interface menus; non-speech audio; hierarchical menus; musical language; navigation cues;
    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 > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > 005.4 Systems programming and programs > 005.43 Systems programs & operating systems > 005.437 User interfaces
    Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Item ID: 3334
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 16:24
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 15:32
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3334

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