The process of sonification design for guidance tasks
Authors: Parseihian G., Ystad S., Aramaki M., Kronland-Martinet R.
Publication Date: April 2015
Journal: Wi : Journal of Mobile Media (Vol 9, Number 2, April 2015)
This article deals with the process of sonification design for guidance tasks. It presents several studies that aim at overcoming two major problems of sonification: the aesthetics of sound design and the lack of a general method. On the basis of these studies, it proposes some guidelines for the generalization of the sonification process. First, it introduces the need to disassociate data and display dimensions; then, it proposes a method to classify and evaluate sound strategies; finally, it introduces a method for the customization of the sound design. The whole process is based on the identification and the manipulation of particular sound morphologies.