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    • Advanced Auditory Menus 

      Yalla, Pavani; Walker, Bruce N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    • Audio Reminders in the Home Environment 

      McGee-Lennon, Marilyn R; Wolters, Maria; McBryan, Tony (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2007-06)
      In this paper we report an experimental comparison between three different types of audio reminders in the home setting: speech, earcons, and a simple pager sound. We examine how quickly and accurately participants were ...
    • Auditory icon support for navigation in speech-only interfaces for room-based design metaphors 

      Skantze, Daniel; Dahlback, Nils (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      In this paper, a navigation support approach for speech-only interaction based on auditory icons for room-based designs is presented, i.e. naturally occurring sounds that have a natural mapping to the system's underlying ...
    • Beyond visualization: on using sonification methods to make business processes more accessible to users 

      Hildebrandt, Tobias; Kriglstein, Simone; Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
      Visualization of business process models with large numbers of process activities and running instances in different execution states show various limitations. Hence, using sonification methods becomes a promising idea to ...
    • Combining speech and earcons to assist menu navigation 

      Vargas, Maria L.M; Anderson, Sven (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Previous research on non-speech audio interfaces has demonstrated that they can enhance performance on menu navigation tasks. Most of this work has focused on tasks in which the menu is not spoken and visual representation ...
    • Design and Evaluation of Lyricons (Lyrics + Earcons) for Semantic and Aesthetic Improvements of Auditory Cues 

      Jeon, Myounghoon; Sun, Yuanjing (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
      Auditory researchers have developed various non-speech cues in designing auditory user interfaces. A preliminary study of “Lyricons” (lyrics + earcons) has provided a novel approach to devising auditory cues in electronic ...
    • The effect of earcons on reaction times and error-rates in a dual-task vs. a single-task experiment 

      Lemmens, Paul M.C; Bussemakers, Myra P; de Haan, Abraham (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2000-04)
      An experiment with two picture categorization tasks with auditory distracters containing redundant information was carried out to investigate the effects distracters, in this case earcons, have on categorization. In the ...
    • Effects of auditory icons and earcons on visual categorization: The bigger picture 

      Lemmens, Paul M.C; Bussemakers, Myra P; de Haan, Abraham (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2001-07)
      This paper presents an overview of work on the effects of earcons and auditory icons on picture categorization and the results of 2 new experiments. The general finding of the experiments is that earcons have an inhibitory ...
    • An evaluation of the communicative ability of auditory icons and earcons 

      Lucas, Paul A (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1994-11)
      Audio cues are increasingly used to present information in the human-computer interface. To be of use, these cues must effectively communicate the intended information to the user. An evaluation of two types of nonspeech ...
    • Household appliances control device for the elderly 

      England, David; Salces, Fausto J Sainz; Vickers, Paul (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      An evaluation of musical earcons was carried out to see whether they are an effective and efficient method of delivering information about household appliances to elderly people. A test was carried out to explore the ability ...
    • An investigation into the identification of concurrently presented earcons 

      McGookin, David K; Brewster, Stephen A (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      In this paper we describe an experiment investigating the ability of participants to identify multiple, concurrently playing structured sounds, called earcons. Several different sets of earcons were compared, one ``state ...
    • Learnabiltiy of Sound Cues for Environmental Features: Auditory Icons, Earcons, Spearcons, and Speech 

      Dingler, Tilman; Lindsay, Jeffrey; Walker, Bruce N. (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
      Awareness of features in our environment is essential for many daily activities. While often awareness of such features comes from vision, this modality is sometimes unavailable or undesirable. In these instances, auditory ...
    • Learning Rates for Auditory Menus Enhanced with Spearcons Versus Earcons 

      Palladino, Dianne K.; Walker, Bruce N. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2007-06)
      Increasing the usability of menus on small electronic devices is essential due to their increasing proliferation and decreasing physical sizes in the marketplace. Auditory menus are being studied as an enhancement to the ...
    • Memory for Auditory Icons and Earcons with Localization Cues 

      Bonebright, Terry L.; Nees, Michael A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2007-06)
      This study was designed to test whether associations between visual icons on a computer screen and auditory icons (environmental sounds that have a direct association with an object) or earcons (synthetic sounds that have ...
    • Musical phrase-structured audio communication 

      Hankinson, John CK; Edwards, Alistair DN (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2000-04)
      It has previously been shown that musical grammars can impose structural constraints upon the design of earcons, thereby providing a grammatical basis to earcon combinations. In this paper, more complex structural combinations ...
    • Non-Speech Audio-Semiotics: A Review and Revision of Auditory Icon and Earcon Theory 

      Oswald, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
      The aim of this paper is to develop a theory and taxonomy of auditory signs, based on semiotics. For more than two decades, the discourse on non-speech audio interfaces has been dominated by a dichotomy between auditory ...
    • Perceptual Interpolation and Open-Ended Exploration of Auditory Icons and Earcons 

      Csapo, Adam; Baranyi, Peter (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
      The design of cognitive artifacts for systematic exploration of sound spaces poses a significant challenge in auditory display re- search. This is especially the case if the artifact is to be based on the user’s individual ...
    • Usability of Non-Speech Sounds in User Interfaces 

      Absar, Rafa; Guastavino, Catherine (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
      We review the literature on the integration of non-speech sounds to visual interfaces and applications from a usability perspective and subsequently recommend which auditory feedback types serve to enhance human interaction ...
    • Using earcons and icons in categorization tasks to improve multimedia interfaces 

      Bussemakers, Myra P; de Haan, Abraham (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
      In this study, the modality appropriateness hypothesis that originated from experiments in perception is tested for human computer interaction situations. In multimodal information processing users need to integrate the ...
    • Using the major and minor mode to create affectively-charged earcons 

      Lemmens, Paul M.C (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2005-07)
      The importance of the structured fabrication of auditory (feedback) signals like earcons is common knowledge in the ICAD community. To create such structured families of earcons musical transformations like rhythm or pitch ...