1998 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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  • Using earcons and icons in categorization tasks to improve multimedia interfaces 

    Bussemakers, Myra P; de Haan, Abraham (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    In this study, the modality appropriateness hypothesis that originated from experiments in perception is tested for human computer interaction situations. In multimodal information processing users need to integrate the ...
  • Using sonic hyperlinks in WebTV 

    Braun, Norbert; Dorner, Ralf (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    The transfer of Hypermedia features to audio in an audio-visual environment is discussed, introducing sonic hyperlinks. Sonic hyperlinks are links annotated using sound within an audio stream that lead to arbitrary multimedia ...
  • Towards some organising principles for musical progrm auralisations 

    Vickers, Paul; Alty, James L (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    Early studies have shown that musical program auralisations can convey structural and run-time information about Turbo Pascal programs to listeners [3, 4, 10]. Auralisations were effected by mapping program events and ...
  • The use of non-speech sounds in non-visual interfaces to the MS Windows GUI for blind computer users 

    Petrie, Helen; Morley, Sarah (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    Two studies investigated the use of non-speech sounds (auditory icons and earcons) in non-visual interfaces to MS-Windows for blind computer users. The first study presented sounds in isolation and blind and sighted ...
  • Surgical navigation system and method using audio feedback 

    Wegner, Kristen (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    We discuss an experimental audio feedback system and method for positional guidance in real-time surgical instrument placement tasks. This system is intended for future usability testing in order to ascertain the efficacy ...
  • Sound retrieval with intuitive verbal expressions 

    Wake, Sanae; Asahi, Toshiyuki (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    A sound retrieval method described in this paper enables users to easily obtain their desired sound. A sound representation experiment was conducted to study how people represent the sounds. Almost all representations were ...
  • Speech intelligibility in adverse conditions in recorded virtual auditory environments 

    Vause, Nancy L; Grantham, D Wesley (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of presentation mode on speech intelligibility in adverse listening conditions as signal-to-noise ratio was systematically varied in anechoic and reverberant ...
  • Sound traffic control: An interactive 3-D audio system for live musical performance 

    Humon, Naut; Thibault, Bill; Galloway, Vance; Willis, Garnet; Wing, Jessica Grace (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    Sound Traffic Control (STC) is a system for interactively controlled 3-D audio, displayed using a loudspeaker array. The intended application is live musical performance. Goals of the system include flexibility, ease of ...
  • Synthesising moving sounds 

    Evans, Michael J (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    Auditory display designers are making increasingly effective and creative use of our ability to localise sound; to particular auditory events as occurring at particular locations. Many applications in which spatial audio ...
  • Sound + image in computer-based design: Learning from sound in the arts 

    Cooley, Millicent (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    Sound is underutilized in software and on the web, in spite of its obvious value to other media, such as film. Many practitioners in computer-based design, particularly those with backgrounds in programming and print design, ...
  • Sonically-enhanced drag and drop 

    Brewster, Stephen A (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    This paper describes an experiment to investigate if the addition of non-speech sounds to the drag and drop operation would increase usability. There are several problems with drag and drop that can result in the user not ...
  • N>>2: Multi-speaker display systems for virtual reality and spatil audio projection 

    Cook, Perry R; Essl, Georg; Tzanetakis, Georgos; Trueman, Dan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    This paper describes multi-speaker display systems for immersive auditory environments, collaborative projects, realistic acoustic modeling, and live musical performance. Two projects are described. The sound sub-system ...
  • Making progress with sounds - the design & evaluation of an audio progress bar 

    Crease, Murray; Brewster, Stephen (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    This paper describes an experiment to investigate the effectiveness of adding sound to progress bars. Progress bars have usability problems because they present temporal information graphically and if the user wants to ...
  • LiteFoot - Auditory display of footwork 

    Fernstrom, Mikael; Griffith, Niall (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    This paper describes the development of LiteFoot, an interactive floor space that tracks dancers steps, and converts the steps into auditory and visual display. The system can also record steps, for further analysis for ...
  • Exploration of non-seen diagrams 

    Bennett, David J; Edwards, Alistair D.N (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    This paper describes an exploratory experiment investigating access to non-seen diagrams with a view to presenting such diagrams through an auditory interface. Sighted individuals asked questions of a human experimenter ...
  • Do localised auditory cues in group drawing environments matter? 

    Ramloll, Rameshsharma; Mariani, John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    In this paper, we present the design rationale for a group drawing tool exploiting localised auditory cues to describe user activities. Our hypothesis is that these cues are important for two reasons. Firstly, they make ...
  • Data collection and analysis techniques for evaluating the perceptual qualities of auditory stimuli 

    Bonebright, Terri L; Miner, Nadine E; Goldsmith, Timothy E; Caudell, Thomas P (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    This paper describes a general methodological framework for evaluating the perceptual properties of auditory stimuli. The framework provides analysis techniques that can ensure the effective use of sound for a variety of ...
  • Creating auditory displays with multiple loudspeakers using VBAP: A case study with DIVA project 

    Pulkki, Ville; Lokki, Tapio (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    Auditory displays containing an arbitrary number of loudspeakers in any positioning are created. The sound signals are positioned to the display using Vector Base Amplitude Panning (VBAP). The VBAP method is reviewed and ...
  • Case study of a software structure for a 3D-Audio-Device 

    Lehmann, Thomas (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    The simulation of an auditory environment is audio signal processing depending on an acoustical model method and a given scene model. For signal processing we use a set of signal processing objects which can be glued to a ...
  • A simulation approach to the design and evaluation of audiory interfaces in a high speed train driving cab 

    Zwolinski, Peggy; Sagot, Jean-Claude (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
    As operators are spending more and more of their time monitoring and using control systems, auditory displays are becoming increasingly useful along with other control devices and control panels. This paper presents a ...

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