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dc.contributor.authorKamel, Hesham M
dc.contributor.authorRoth, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorSinha, Rashmi
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-21T17:25:13Z
dc.date.available2014-01-21T17:25:13Z
dc.date.issued2001-07
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2001), Espoo, Finland, July 29-August 1, 2001. Eds.: J. Hiipakka, N. Zacharov, and T. Takala. International Community for Auditory Display, 2001.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/50620
dc.descriptionPresented at the 7th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), Espoo, Finland, July 29-August 1, 2001.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this research we investigated the use of the GUESS system in the exploration of auditory pattern perception by blind and visually impaired people. We have compared three different techniques for presenting graphical scenes via non-speech sounds: one based on the physical tablet, one on the virtual-sonic grid, and one on sound localization techniques. In each technique we utilized a 2D sound plane to represent different geometric shapes. As an input device, we used a graphical tablet in order to explore the images rendered. We have conducted a pilot study with three groups of four participants each. Our results have shown that with the second and third techniques, blind people were able, within a relatively short space of time, to precisely identify the interrelation of simple geometric shapes. They have also shown that, in the second technique, assigning a non-speech sound to a region located in the center of the tablet reduced the navigation time when relocating specific shapes. As to the first technique, it received the lowest time rating for relocating objects. Our findings indicate that the method of presenting interrelation in auditory interface designs does indeed play an important role in assisting users comprehend the diagrams communicated.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectAuditory displayen_US
dc.subjectNon visual environmenten_US
dc.titleGraphics and user's exploration via simple sonics (GUESS): Providing interrelational representation of objects in a non-visual environmenten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUC Berkeley. EECS, The Group for User Interface Researchen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Geneva. CUI, Computer Science Departmenten_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUC Berkeley. SIMSen_US
dc.publisher.originalInternational Community on Auditory Displayen_US
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