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Visualising the soundfield and soundscape: extending Macaulay and Crerar’s 1998 method.

McGregor, Iain, Crerar, Alison, Benyon, David and LePlâtre, Grégory (2008) Visualising the soundfield and soundscape: extending Macaulay and Crerar’s 1998 method. In: ICAD 2008: The 14th annual International Conference on Auditory Display, 2008 June, Paris, France. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract/Description

    The introduction of effective auditory warnings into a shared environment requires a prior understanding of the existing soundfield and soundscape. Reifying the physical and perceptual auditory environment enables a form of pre-auditioning, as well as the evaluation of any auditory augmentation. This paper describes the development of a visualisation technique for soundscape mapping. Building on earlier published work in sound classification, we report data captured using eighteen participants in a shared office environment. The resulting sound classification is used as the basis of a pictorial soundscape and soundfield visualisation. We show how this representation can be used to model the experiences of individuals, as well as subsets of users of the space.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: soundfield; soundscape; auditory environment; classification;
    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
    000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
    600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 620 Engineering & allied operations
    Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Item ID: 3487
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 15:42
    Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 09:46
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3487

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