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Evaluating a vehicle auditory display: comparing a designer's expectations with listeners' experiences.

McGregor, Iain, Larsson, Pontus and Turner, Phil (2011) Evaluating a vehicle auditory display: comparing a designer's expectations with listeners' experiences. In: 29th conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics, 24-26 August 2011, Rostock, Germany. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract/Description

    This paper illustrates a method for the early evaluation of auditory displays in context. A designer was questioned about his expectations of an auditory display for Heavy Goods Vehicles, and the results were compared to the experiences of 10 listeners. Sound design is essentially an isolated practice and by involving listeners the process can become collaborative. A review of the level of agreement allowed the identification of attributes that might be meaningful for the design of future auditory displays. Results suggest that traditional auditory display design guidelines that focus on the acoustical properties of sound might not be suitable.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Auditory displays; sound design; design; listeners experience; designer's expectations;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 620 Engineering & allied operations
    Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Item ID: 4595
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2011 13:09
    Last Modified: 06 Oct 2011 10:06
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4595

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