2003 Proceedings 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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  • ``Listenin'' to domestic enviroments from remote locations 

    Schmandt, Chris; Vallejo, Gerardo (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    This paper describes ListenIn, work in progress using audio as a monitoring medium, with emphasis on domestic environments inhabited by elder parents. The primary goal of this monitoring is to provide a continuous but ...
  • Where's that sound? Exploring arbitrary user classifications of sounds for audio collection management 

    Brazil, Eoin; Fernstrom, Mikael (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Collections of sound and music of increasing size and diversity are used both by general personal computer users and multimedia designers. Browsing audio collections poses several challenges to the design of effective user ...
  • Vocal pedagogy and pedagogical voices 

    Wakefield, Gregory H (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Singers learn from their teachers lessons that to the outsider are not transparently obvious. Some of these lessons are discussed in the paper, and their application to problems in sound quality, music information retrieval, ...
  • Using multi-channel spatialization in sonification: A case study with meteorological data 

    Childs, Edward; Pulkki, Ville (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Spatialization can be used in sonification as an additional mapping dimension. Immersive spatialization also transmits more auditory data to a subject, compared to monophonic or stereophonic presentation. In this study the ...
  • The IEM-cube 

    Zmolnig, Johannes; Ritsch, Winfried; Sontacchi, Alois (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Traditional multichannel-reproduction systems are mainly used for recreation of pantophonic sound elds. Fully periphonic reproduction has been limited by computational power to manipulate large numbers of audio-channels ...
  • The use of walking sounds in supporting awareness 

    Makela, Kaj; Hakulinen, Jaakko; Turunen, Markku (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    There is need for applications that keep the users aware of various things happening around them. One of such things is the presence of co-workers in office environments. Playing people's walking sounds in the background ...
  • The spatial sound lab at Fraunhofer IMK.VE 

    Gossmann, Joachim; Dombois, Florian (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Sound in VR, generally a sidekick to the visual presentation, i s a central issue in the ongoing VR opera production within the project ``Digitales Beethoven-Haus'' at Fraunhofer IMK. To be able to answer the technological ...
  • Two-point discrimination in auditory displays 

    Best, Virginia; Schaik, Andre van; Carlile, Simon (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    In this paper we describe work which characterises the effect of spatial factors on the segregation of concurrent sound sources. The results inform the operational requirements of virtual auditory displays required to ...
  • Sound-discrimination learning and auditory displays 

    Wright, Beverly A; Fitzgerald, Matthew B (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Human listeners can learn to discriminate between sounds that are initially indistinguishable. To better understand the nature of this learning, we have been using behavioral techniques to examine training-induced improvements ...
  • Sonification sandbox: A graphical toolkit for auditory graphs 

    Walker, Bruce N.; Cothran, Joshua T. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Motivated by the need for a multi-platform, multipurpose toolkit for sonifying data, the Sonification Sandbox allows users to map data to multiple auditory parameters and add context using a graphical interface. The ...
  • Soundview: Sensing color images by kinesthetic audio 

    van de Doel, Kees (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    An experimental system called SoundView has been developed, which allows the exploration of a color image through touch and hearing. The image is mapped onto a virtual surface with a fine-grained color dependent roughness ...
  • Subjective selection of non-individual head-related transfer functions 

    Seeber, Bernhard U; Fastl, Hugo (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    The individualization of head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) for virtual acoustics is a key technique for the optimization of the directional reproduction. This paper presents a subjective selection method for a fast, ...
  • Sonification of absolute values with single and multiple dimensions 

    Sandor, Aniko; Lane, David M (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Although auditory displays are effective for the representation of patterns in data, they are generally thought to be less effective for the communication of absolute values [1, 2]. Nonetheless, there are times when it is ...
  • Sonification of statistical graphs 

    Peres, S Camille; Lane, David M (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Two experiments are presented that compare the effectiveness of different parameters of sound for the auditory presentation of box plots. Temporal mapping was found to be better than pitch or panning mapping. In the first ...
  • Smith-Kettlewell display tools: A sonification toolkit for MATLAB 

    Miele, Joshua A (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    The Smith-Kettlewell Display Tools (SKDtools) is an accessibility toolkit for the popular modeling and data manipulation environment MATLAB. It provides blind and visually-impaired users with a variety of sonification and ...
  • Spatially-modulated auditory alerts 

    Begault, Durand R; Anderson, Mark R; McClain, Bryan U (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    The technique of spatial modulating (``jittering'') an existing or newly created auditory alert along a virtual trajectory to improve its detection in a noisy environment is described. Threshold data from 14 participants ...
  • Sonification design patterns 

    Barrass, Stephen (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Most product designers have little or no experience with sonifications. Designers from a range of different domains use a common method called Design Patterns to describe ``solutions to problems in context'' in a way that ...
  • Reality (sound)bites: Audio tricks from the film and TV studio 

    Rose, Jay (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    In the example-filled session that accompanies this paper, we'll listen to some of the ways sound designers fix–-or sometimes, break–-voices, music, and effects to help serve a director's vision. We'll start with how ...
  • Perceptive study and recommendation for sonification categories 

    Susini, Patrick; Gaudibert, Piotr; Deruty, Emmanuel; Dandrel, Louis (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    In the field of audio signaletics, most sound designers have their own recipes to make samples that convey a certain meaning, which we could call auditory function. The aim of the present article is to compare the perceptive ...
  • Perceptively based design of new car horn sounds 

    Lemaitre, Guillaume; Susini, Patrick; Winsberg, Suzanne; McAdams, Stephen (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
    Due to the technologies used, there exist only a few different kinds of car horn sounds. We propose a method for the design of new sounds, based on a perceptual study of the actual sounds of car horns. Firstly we deal with ...

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