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dc.contributor.authorOswald, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-23T15:43:22Z
dc.date.available2012-07-23T15:43:22Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display, Atlanta, GA, USA, 18-21 June 2012. Ed. Michael A. Nees, Bruce N. Walker, Jason Freeman. The International Community for Auditory Display, 2012. 36-43.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2168-5126
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/44434
dc.descriptionPresented at the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2012) on June 18-21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.en_US
dc.descriptionReprinted by permission of the International Community for Auditory Display, http://www.icad.org.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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 icons, which are based on everyday hearing, and earcons, which are based on musical hearing. The corresponding theory behind these concepts has to be revised for several reasons. First, the authors of these theories partly use semiotic concepts and terminology, but not always in a correct way. Second, the classification of auditory icons as "iconic", and earcons as "abstract" is too simple and based on the questionable premise that everyday sounds are per se iconic and musical motives are per se abstract and symbolic. Third, this widespread idea ignores the crucial role of the user in the process of perception. In addition, the users' perception of visual and auditory signs in computer interfaces is fundamentally different today, from how it was in the early years of graphical user interfaces — the time when the first auditory interfaces and the corresponding theories were developed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesICAD2012. Papers II: Theory and Methodsen_US
dc.subjectAuditory displayen_US
dc.subjectTaxonomy of auditory signsen_US
dc.subjectSemioticsen_US
dc.subjectRelation between sign and objecten_US
dc.subjectAuditory iconsen_US
dc.subjectEarconsen_US
dc.titleNon-Speech Audio-Semiotics: A Review and Revision of Auditory Icon and Earcon Theoryen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameFachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlinen_US


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