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    • 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 ...
    • Acoustic rendering as support for sustained attention during biomedical procedures 

      Jovanov, Emil; Starcevic, Dusan; Wegner, Kristen; Karron, Daniel; Radivojevic, Vlada (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
      Biomedical procedures of long duration cause mental fatigue and attention deficit. We investigated using sound as a means to support sustained attention during prolonged procedures and analysis. In this paper we present ...
    • 'The sound of silence': A preliminary experiment investigating non-verbal auditory representations in telephone-based automated spoken dialogues 

      Williams, David (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
      At the lexical level, a typical human-computer dialogue in an aural-only spoken language system consists of two stages, system output and user input. As with human-human conversation, a good proportion of turn taking clues ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 'Observing' the workplace soundscape: Ethanography and auditory interface design 

      Macaulay, Catriona; Crerar, Alison (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
      This paper identifies a gap in the research agenda of the auditory display community – the study of work practice and the uses (current and potential) of the workplace `soundscape'. The paper presents a case study derived ...
    • An investigation of using music to provide navigation cues 

      Leplatre, Gregory; Brewster, Stephen A (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
      This paper describes an experiment that investigates new principles for representing hierarchical menus such as telephone-based interface menus, with non-speech audio. A hierarchy of 25 nodes with a sound for each node was ...
    • Ad-hoc synthesis of auditory icons 

      Conversy, Stephane (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
      This article introduces ad-hoc synthesis, an approach to designing auditory icons and synthesis algorithms that emphasizes the perception of the sounds by users instead of the analysis of actual sources and sound. We ...
    • A principled methodology for the specification and design of non-visual widgets 

      Mitsopoulos, Evangelos N; Edwards, Ailstair D.N (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
      When the visual channel of communication is unavailable because the user is blind, non-visual user interfaces must be developed. The proposed methodology consists of three interrelated specification levels. Information and ...
    • A spatial auditory display for the cyberstage 

      Eckel, Gerhard (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1998-11)
      The CyberStage is GMD's CAVE-like audio-visual projection system integrating a 4-side visual stereo display and an 8-channel spatial auditory display. A software-based sound server for the generation of auditory cues for ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...