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)

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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.