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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 + 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • A pedagogy of creative thinking based on sonification of visual structures and visualization of aural structures 

      Somers, Eric (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
      This paper describes two related pedagogies for design education – one for teaching visual design and the other for teaching sound composition – in which the symbols and organizational principles of aural experience are ...
    • 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 ...
    • Audible information design in the New York City subway system: A case study 

      Rubin, Benjamin U (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
      Beginning with a detailed presentation of the use of audible signals, in the New York City subway stations and trains, we present an analysis of the information that is communicated by the existing sound design. We show ...
    • 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 ...