• Advanced Auditory Menus 

      Yalla, Pavani; Walker, Bruce N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    • Efficiency of Spearcon-Enhanced Navigation of One Dimensional Electronic Menus 

      Palladino, Dianne K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-05)
      This study simulated and compared cell phone contact book menu navigation using combinations of both auditory (text-to-speech and spearcons) and visual cues. A total of 127 undergraduates participated in a study that ...
    • Efficiency of Spearcon-Enhanced Navigation of One Dimensional Electronic Menus 

      Palladino, Dianne K.; Walker, Bruce N. (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
      This study investigated navigation through a cell phone menu in the presence of auditory cues (text-to-speech and spearcons), visual cues, or both. A total of 127 undergraduates navigated through a 50-item alphabetically ...
    • 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 ...
    • Spearcons: speech-based earcons improve navigation performance in auditory menus 

      Walker, Bruce N.; Nance, Amanda; Lindsay, Jeffrey (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
      With shrinking displays and increasing technology use by visually impaired users, it is important to improve usability with non-GUI interfaces such as menus. Using non-speech sounds called earcons or auditory icons has ...
    • A Verification Task with Lateralized Tones and Accelerated Speech 

      Nees, Michael A.; Best, Kathryn (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
      Research has suggested that the left hemisphere of the brain may be specialized for processing auditory speech, whereas the right hemisphere may be specialized for processing nonspeech auditory stimuli. Due to contralaterality ...