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Simultaneous Manipulation of Parameters of Auditory Icons to Convey Direction, Size, and Distance: Effects on Recognition and Interpretation

Catherine J. Stevens, David Brennan, Simon Parker
2004 International Conference on Auditory Display  
There was a significant effect of icon type and parameter manipulation: dog bark was the most easily recognized icon, and the direction parameter interpreted most accurately.  ...  Sixty adult listeners were asked to recognize and describe four auditory icons wherein object size, distance and direction of motion were captured in the parameters of each 1-second sound.  ...  Our aim is to investigate the ease with which listeners with minimal training can recognize and interpret four auditory icons whose acoustic parameters convey identity, size, distance and direction of  ... 
dblp:conf/icad/StevensBP04 fatcat:xiqzy6jjlvfxfmilo3lq2co7nm

The SonicFinder: An Interface That Uses Auditory Icons

William Gaver
1989 Human-Computer Interaction  
I discuss sound effects and source metaphors as methods of extending auditory icons beyond the limitations implied by literal mappings, and speculate on future directions for such interfaces.  ...  These advantages seem to be due to the iconic nature of the mappings used between sound and the information it is to convey.  ...  Support was also provided by funds from the Affiliates of Cognitive Science at UCSD and by contract N00014-79-C-0323, NR 667-437 to Donald A.  ... 
doi:10.1207/s15327051hci0401_3 fatcat:msqfcyb7tjf6jhn6crfd7dqwfi

Sound and Meaning in Auditory Data Display

T. Hermann, H. Ritter
2004 Proceedings of the IEEE  
, and give an outlook on some planned extensions.  ...  Auditory data display is an interdisciplinary field linking auditory perception research, sound engineering, data mining, and human-computer interaction in order to make semantic contents of data perceptually  ...  Parameterized auditory icons are an extension that borrows some additional features from parameter mapping in order to convey additional analog information by suitably controlling the parameters of the  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2004.825904 fatcat:bxpyti5sizdghk62p42v5ldpii

Improving web accessibility using content-aware plug-ins

Wai Yu, Graham McAllister, Philip Strain, Ravi Kuber, Emma Murphy
2005 CHI '05 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '05  
The Web browser plug-in and the associated audio and haptic feedback tools are described in the paper. Finally, results from a pilot study on the usability of this system are also presented.  ...  The Web plug-in accesses the current mouse position on-screen, and makes the co-ordinates available to the audio and haptic modalities.  ...  The pitchshifting earcon was more easily perceived and the short auditory icons were effective in conveying object information.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1056808.1057049 dblp:conf/chi/YuMSKM05 fatcat:puxblrx7nbcjpdjplrnzd4xf3m

Auditory Display Applied to Research in Music and Acoustics

Bożena Kostek
2015 Archives of Acoustics  
This paper presents a relationship between Auditory Display (AD) and the domains of music and acoustics. First, some basic notions of the Auditory Display area are shortly outlined.  ...  Finally, an example of AD solution based on gaze tracking that may facilitate music annotation process is shown.  ...  SP/I/1/77065/10 entitled: "Creation of Universal, Open, Repository Platform for Hosting and Communication of Networked Resources of Knowledge for Science, Education and Open Society of Knowledge", supported  ... 
doi:10.2478/aoa-2014-0025 fatcat:hl2p4br2wbgnrhaikwk6wsu5ua

Overview of auditory representations in human-machine interfaces

Ádám Csapó, György Wersényi
2013 ACM Computing Surveys  
The goal of this article is to survey both classical auditory representations (e.g., auditory icons and earcons) and those auditory representations that have been created as extensions to earlier approaches  ...  In recent years, a large number of research projects have focused on the use of auditory representations in a broadened scope of application scenarios.  ...  Solutions include the mapping of vertical distance from a target to pitch and horizontal distance from a target to amplitude, as well as mapping of joint movement direction to the directionality of a melody  ... 
doi:10.1145/2543581.2543586 fatcat:54wd6ip6xjh65ahjekvzc2ucli

From Signal to Substance and Back: Insights from Environmental Sound Research to Auditory Display Design [chapter]

Brian Gygi, Valeriy Shafiro
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
To create auditory icons that resembled visual ones, she tried to find sounds that convey the affordances of the visual icons.  ...  However, the number of possible mappings from physical sources to auditory icons is limited, and effective ones may not always be obvious or intuitive.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12439-6_16 fatcat:bfxvxt7qoza7dhxwo7rr6ke2ey

Auditory warnings, signal-referent relations, and natural indicators: Re-thinking theory and application

Agnes Petocz, Peter E. Keller, Catherine J. Stevens
2008 Journal of experimental psychology. Applied  
Drawing upon semiotics and cognitive psychology, the authors highlight the indexical (as opposed to iconic) nature of so-called auditory icons, and the authors identify the cogniser as an indispensable  ...  across and within different types of auditory signal (viz., speech, abstract sounds, and auditory icons).  ...  Keller and Stevens (2004) interpreted their findings to indicate that new signal-referent relations, if based on random connections, cannot be learned as effectively (vis-à-vis eventual speed of recognition  ... 
doi:10.1037/1076-898x.14.2.165 pmid:18590372 fatcat:slegjsh52rglpex2syf35fsuky

A survey of assistive technologies and applications for blind users on mobile platforms: a review and foundation for research

Ádám Csapó, György Wersényi, Hunor Nagy, Tony Stockman
2015 Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces  
The goal of this paper is to provide an overview of these developments based on recent advances in basic research and application development.  ...  Current technology allows applications to be efficiently distributed and run on mobile and handheld devices, even in cases where computational requirements are significant.  ...  , and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12193-015-0182-7 fatcat:girjtsroera3bj3aje2vraoxky

Representing Graphical User Interfaces with Sound: A Review of Approaches

Dan Ratanasit, Melody M. Moore
2005 Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness  
With an auditory icon, a direct analogy exists between the sound and the object it represents.  ...  effects on the World Wide Web through auditory and tactile methods.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0145482x0509900202 fatcat:ga6tcpryp5gjnotdwoghusfunm

On the Role of Auditory Feedback in Robot-Assisted Movement Training after Stroke: Review of the Literature

Giulio Rosati, Antonio Rodà, Federico Avanzini, Stefano Masiero
2013 Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience  
After a brief introduction on rehabilitation robotics, the main concepts of auditory feedback are presented, together with relevant approaches, techniques, and technologies available in this domain.  ...  The goal of this paper is to address a topic that is rarely investigated in the literature of technology-assisted motor rehabilitation, that is, the integration of auditory feedback in the rehabilitation  ...  Conflict of Interests The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/586138 pmid:24382952 pmcid:PMC3871505 fatcat:uugkqasmabeqjhpkiahphy55ea

Evaluation of Auditory Interface Metaphors

M Kaltenbrunner, Xavier Serra
2002 Zenodo  
The document additionally provides a rough introduction into the field of auditory user interfaces in order to allow the reader to position the commented publications within that context.  ...  Additional research areas, which have been touched by this work, are Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Virtual Environments and Information Retrieval - as well mostly concentrating on the role of audio  ...  His Java port of the AlphaWorld SDK made the Marvin system possible, and his speedy updates from our comments were invaluable. . "Using non-speech sounds to provide navigation cues."  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3736236 fatcat:v7xgiwwegnhctc6mvv3b74phqu

Sonification of 3D Scenes in an Electronic Travel Aid for the Blind [chapter]

Michal Bujacz, Michal Pec, Piotr Skulimowski, Pawel Strumillo, Andrzej Materk
2011 Advances in Sound Localization  
Methods of informing of multiple scene elements were also tested. Simultaneous playback of all sounds with periods proportional to the distance was deemed overly noisy and difficult to interpret.  ...  For locating and recognition of far space objects, vision and hearing cooperate in order to determine distance, bearings and the type of objects.  ...  Sound source localization (SSL) is defined as the determination of the direction from a receiver, but also includes the distance from it.  ... 
doi:10.5772/15311 fatcat:rwbnjowj6jgufg2taurpt5yii4

Tactile Displays: Guidance for Their Design and Application

Lynette A. Jones, Nadine B. Sarter
2008 Human Factors  
In addition, the second author would like to acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation (Grant 0534281; program manager: Dr.  ...  Mike Strub; project manager: Sue Archer) for support of their work during the preparation of this manuscript.  ...  Tactons encode information by simultaneously manipulating several of the parameters of vibrotactile stimuli described previously (see the Vibrotactile Perception section) and illustrated in Figure 7 .  ... 
doi:10.1518/001872008x250638 pmid:18354974 fatcat:lymv5juizzgbxetvppdjs3eknm

Design of Vibrotactile Feedback and Stimulation for Music Performance [chapter]

Marcello Giordano, John Sullivan, Marcelo M. Wanderley
2018 Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems  
We provide design guidelines for our tactile icons and user-based evaluations to assess their effectiveness in delivering musical information and report on the system's implementation in a live musical  ...  We start by defining a model for haptic-augmented interfaces for music, and a taxonomy of vibrotactile feedback and stimulation, which we use to categorize a brief literature review on the topic.  ...  They can also be used to convey score cues to a performer on stage [45] by means of abstract languages of tactile icons [33] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-58316-7_10 fatcat:pzksoio26vc3bpfelvreal6aim
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