Voice driven type design

Matthias Wolfel, Tim Schlippe, Angelo Stitz
2015 2015 International Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD)  
With voice driven type design (VDTD), we introduce a novel concept to present written information in the digital age. While the shape of a single typographical character has been treated as an unchangeable property until today, we present an innovative method to adjust the shape of each single character according to particular acoustic features in the spoken reference. Thereby, we allow to keep some individuality and to gain additional value in written text which offers different applications
more » ... oviding meta-information in subtitles and chats, supporting deaf and hearing impaired people, illustrating intonation and accentuation in books for language learners, giving hints how to sing up to artistic expression. By conducting a user study we have demonstrated that using our proposed approach loudness, pitch and speed can be represented visually by changing the shape of each character. By complementing homogeneous type design with these parameters, the original intention and characteristics of the speaker (personal expression and intonation) are better supported.
doi:10.1109/sped.2015.7343095 dblp:conf/sped/WolfelSS15 fatcat:wojdvbgo3bd6lbosmkqsdiw5pe