2004Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display. The annual ICAD conference is the prime forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas and discuss developments in the field of auditory display.

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  • The audio abacus: Representing a wide range of values with accuracy and precision 

    Godfrey, Justin; Lindsay, Jeffrey; Walker, Bruce N. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    Point estimation is a relatively unexplored facet of sonfication. We present a new computer application, the Audio Abacus, designed to transform numbers into tones following the analogy of an abacus. As this is an entirely ...
  • The design and evaluation of auditory access to spreadsheets 

    Stockman, T. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    This project is concerned with the development and evaluation of an integrated approach to sound-based access to spreadsheets. The primary target user population is visually impaired users, employing speech-based screen ...
  • Towards enhancing earthquake response interpretation using sonification 

    Kuester, F.; Hutchinson, T. C.; Ramaswamy, L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    In this paper, we select the application domain of earthquake engineering for utility of sonification, where signals are of random frequency and amplitude content. In particular, we focus on the response of structures to ...
  • The importance of interaction in sonification 

    Hermann, T.; Hunt, A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    This paper argues for a special focus on the use of dynamic human interaction to explore datasets while they are being transformed into sound. We describe why this is a special case of both human computer interaction (HCI) ...
  • Three dimensional auditory display: Issues in applications for visually impaired students 

    Cooper, M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    This paper discusses issues arising from both practical investigations and conceptual work directed towards applications of three dimensional (3D) audio displays for blind students. These applications fall into two distinct ...
  • The interaction between head-tracker latency, source duration, and response time in the localization of virtual sound sources 

    Brungart, D. S.; Simpson, B. D.; McKinley, R. L.; Kordik, A. J.; Dallman, R. C.; Ovenshire, D. A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    One of the fundamental limitations on the fidelity of interactive virtual audio display systems is the delay that occurs between the time a listener changes his or her head position and the the time the display changes its ...
  • The design of mixed-use virtual auditory displays: Recent findings with a dual-task paradigm 

    McClimens, B.; Stroup, J. L.; Ballas, J. A.; Brock, D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    In the third of an ongoing series of exploratory sound information display studies, we augmented a dual task with a mixed-use auditory display designed to provide relevant alert information for each task. The tasks entail ...
  • The sonification of rhythms in human electroencephalogram 

    Hermann, T.; Baier, G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    We use sonification of temporal information extracted from scalp EEG to characterize the dynamic properties of rhythms in certain frequency bands. Sonification proves particularly useful in the simultaneous monitoring of ...
  • Sonification of geo-referenced data for auditory information seeking: Design principle and pilot study 

    Duraiswami, R.; Schneiderman, B.; Plaisant, C.; Zhao, H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    We present an Auditory Information Seeking Principle (AISP) (gist, navigate, filter, and details-on-demand) modeled after the visual information seeking mantra [1]. We propose that data sonification designs should conform ...
  • Sonification and visualization of narrative: Getting computing students to think aurally and visually rather thn audio-visually 

    Vickers, P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    In this paper we describe a final-year undergraduate honours course that requires multimedia computing students to create narrative auditory and visual displays. The aim was to use discontinuity as a catalyst for creativity ...
  • Simultaneous Manipulation of Parameters of Auditory Icons to Convey Direction, Size, and Distance: Effects on Recognition and Interpretation 

    Stevens, C.; Brennan, D.; Parker, S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    Auditory icons – or environmental sounds – have the potential to convey information by non-verbal means quickly and accurately. In addition, human listeners are quick to determine many qualities of an auditory object, such ...
  • Selective and divided attention: Extracting information from simultaneous sound sources 

    Ihlefeld, A.; Shinn-Cunningham, B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    The way in which sounds interact and interfere with each other (both acoustically and perceptually) has an important influence on how well an auditory display can convey information. While spatial separation of simultaneous ...
  • Soundstudio4D - A VR interface for gestural composition of spatial soundscapes 

    Barrass, S.; Gardner, H.; Jacob, T.; Sood, G.; Sheridan, J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    We describe a software system which enables computergenerated soundscapes to be synthesised, spatialised and edited using a gestural interface. Iterative design and testing of the software interface has taken place in a ...
  • Sound design to enhance presence in photorealistic virtual reality 

    Serafin, G.; Serafin, S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    The role of soundscape design to enhance the sense of presence in virtual reality is discussed and tested. Preliminary results which compare real versus virtual soundscapes are reported.
  • Speech assisted mobile text entry 

    Hexel, R.; Hakkila, J.; Ronkainen, S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    The ever-increasing number of mobile applications increases also the likelihood that these applications need to be used in contexts where usage of traditional visual manual user interaces is difficult. In this paper, a ...
  • Sex differences in perceiving auditory 'looming' produced by acoustic intensity change 

    Heckel, T.; Neuhoff, J. G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    Listeners often overestimate the acoustic intensity change of rising compared to equivalent falling intensity tones. The explanation that has been proposed for this effect has centered on the importance of a rising intensity ...
  • Space, the final frontearcon: The identification of concurrently presented earcons in a synthetic spatialized auditory environment 

    Brewster, S.; McGookin, D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    Two experiments which investigate the impact of spatialised presentation on the identification of concurrently presented earcons are described. The first experiment compared the identification of concurrently presented ...
  • sMax: A multimodal toolkit for stock market data sonification 

    Ciardi, F. C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    In this work, we present sMax a multimodal toolkit for stock market data sonification. Unlike most research focusing their effort primarily on the sonification of single stock information, sMax provides an auditory display ...
  • Sounding public space: Sound artists in the public domain 

    Bandt, R. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    The right to quiet has been defined as a public commons (Franklin, 1993). Public space in Australia is becoming increasingly sound designed. This presentation investigates the variety of approaches by sound artists who ...
  • Reverberation for ambient data communication 

    Parthy, A.; Jin, C.; van Schaik, A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2004-07)
    We propose an ambient communication system that modulates the reverberance applied to music with a single variable in order to communicate non-musical information to the listener. In order to assess the effectiveness of ...

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