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Designing non-speech sounds to support navigation in mobile phone menus.

LePlâtre, Grégory and Brewster, Stephen A (2000) Designing non-speech sounds to support navigation in mobile phone menus. In: ICAD 2000, 2-5 April 2000, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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This paper describes a framework for integrating non-speech audio to hierarchical menu structures where the visual feedback is limited. In the first part of this paper, emphasis is put on how to extract sound design principles from actual navigation problems. These design principles are then applied in the second part, through the design, implementation and evaluation of a set of sounds in a computer-based simulation of the Nokia 6110 mobile phone. The evaluation indicates that non-speech sound improves the performance of navigational tasks in terms of the number of errors made and the number of keypresses taken to complete the given tasks. This study provides both theoretical and practical insights about the design of audio cues intended to support navigation in complex menu structures

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: published in Cook, P.R., Eds. 6th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telephone-Based Interfaces; Mobile Phones; Navigation; Menus; Sonification;
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 > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3335
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2011 13:31
Last Modified: 09 May 2012 14:54
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3335

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