1997 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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  • Virtual environment simulation - advances in the DIVA project 

    Savioja, Lauri; Huopaniemi, Jyri; Lokki, Tapio; Vaananen, Rutta (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    At ICAD'96, a real-time virtual audio reality model was presented, which included model-based sound synthesizers, geometric room acoustics modeling, binaural auralization for headphone and loudspeaker listening, and ...
  • Use of sound for the interpretation of impact-echo signals 

    Valenzuela, M.L.; Sansalone, M.J.; Streett, W.B; Krumhansl, C.L (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    This paper describes the development and evaluation of techniques for using sound to aid in the interpretation of signals obtained from the nondestructive testing of concrete using the impact-echo method. The impact-echo ...
  • Using wavelets to synthesize stochastic-based sounds for immersive virtual environments 

    Miner, Nadine E; Caudell, Thomas P (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    Stochastic, or non-pitched, sounds fill our real world environment. Humans almost continuously hear stochastic sounds such as wind, rain, motor sounds, and different types of impact sounds. Because of their prevalence in ...
  • The design and evaluation of a sonically-enhanced tool palette 

    Brewster, Stephen A; Clarke, Catherine V (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    This paper describes an experiment to investigate the effectiveness of adding sound to tool palettes. Palettes have usability problems because users need to see the information they present but they are often outside the ...
  • The CAITLIN auralization system: Hierarchical leitmotif design as a clue to program comprehension 

    Alty, James L; Vickers, Paul (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    Early experiments have suggested that program auralization can convey information about program structure [8]. Languages like Pascal contain classes of construct that are similar in nature allowing hierarchical classification ...
  • Spatial audio teleconferencing - which way is better 

    Evans, Michael J; Tew, Anthony I; Angus, James A.S (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    This paper examines the two basic philosophies of spatial audio reproduction, with reference to their application to teleconferencing services. Sound Field Simulation, as exemplified by multiple loudspeakers techniques ...
  • Perceptuallly based scheduling algorithms for real-time synthesis of complex sonic environments 

    Fouad, Hesham; Hahn, James K; Ballas, James A (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    In this paper, we present a technique for managing overload conditions that occur when computational resources are not sufficient to evaluate all the active sound sources in a Virtual Environment. A real-time scheduling ...
  • MUSE: A musical data sonification toolkit 

    Lodha, Suresh K; Beahan, John; Heppe, Travis; Joseph, Abigail; Zane-Ulman, Brett (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    Data sonification is the representation of data using sound. Last year we presented a flexible, interactive and portable data sonification toolkit called LISTEN, that allows mapping of data to several sound parameters such ...
  • Mapping data and audio using an event-driven audio server for personal computers 

    Hamman, Michael; Goudeseune, Camille (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    Recent research suggests that auditory display offers new means forobserving and differentiating complex data. One standard method forrendering an auditory display is playback of previously generated audiofiles. This method ...
  • Learning and retention of auditory warnings 

    Leung, Ying K; Smith, Sean; Parker, Simon; Martin, Russell (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    Auditory warnings are used in a variety of settings such as hospitals and the cockpits of modern military aircraft. This paper describes a study in which sets of auditory warnings comprised of speech, auditory icons ...
  • KnowWhere: An audio/spatial interface for blind people 

    Krueger, Myron W; Gilden, Deborah (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    The KnowWhere™ System was developed to present geographic information to blind people. The user's hand rests upon an illuminated surface which has been covered with a tactile grid and is viewed by a ceiling-mounted video ...
  • FAUST: A framework for algorithm understanding and sonification testing 

    Weinstein, Jessica R; Cook, Perry R (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    One of the main obstacles to experimentation with algorithm sonification is the lack of simple tools for auditory display. There is considerable overhead both in creating sounds and in deciding which sounds are best suited ...
  • Experimental evaluation of auditory display and sonification of textured images 

    Martins, Antonio Cesar Germano; Rangayyan, Rangaraj Mandayam (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    In order to verify the potential of proposed auditory display and sonification methods for aural analysis of textured images, a set of experiments was designed and was presented to 10 subjects. The results obtained and ...
  • Design of spatialized audio in nomadic environments 

    Sawhney, Nitin; Schmandt, Chris (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    This paper describes an on-going research project at the MIT Media Lab, exploring the use of audio as a primary modality for nomadic computing applications. We are developing a framework for use on a wearable audio platform, ...
  • Congruency effects with dynamic auditory stimuli: design implications 

    Walker, Bruce N.; Ehrenstein, Addie (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    Since pitch is a commonly varied parameter in auditory displays, we investigated whether it is possible to attend to relative pitch while ignoring changes in pitch, and whether changes in pitch could be assessed independently ...
  • COOLVR: Implementing audio in a virtual environments toolkit 

    Pair, Jarrell; Kooper, Rob (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    COOLVR (Complete Object Oriented Library for Virtual Reality) is a toolkit currently being developed at the Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center (GVU) at Georgia Tech. The toolkit is written to allow programmers ...
  • Browsing the world wide web in a non-visual environment 

    Wynblatt, Michael; Benson, Dan; Hsu, Arding (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    We have been investigating building a non-visual browsing environment for the WWW, specifically one that relies heavily on audio for information delivery and feedback. The idea is that with an unobtrusive browser, a user ...
  • A platform for audiovisual seismic interpretation 

    Saue, Sigurd; Fjeld, Ola Kr. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    We are describing a pilot study investigating the use of sonification techniques in seismic interpretation for oil exploration. Due to emerging development criteria of conformance and usefulness, the project was redirected ...
  • Auditory scene analysis as the basis for designing auditory widgets 

    Mitsopoulos, Evangelos N; Edwards, Alistair D.N (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    This paper presents a methodology for the design of fast-rate auditory presentations based on the Auditory Scene Analysis of Bregman. The auditory scene is hierarchically organized and based on the concept of auditory ...
  • A visual user interface for creation and manipulation of auditory scenes 

    Darvishi, Alireza (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 1997-11)
    This paper describes a software prototype which allows visual composition and manipulation of everyday sounds based on a suggested concept called "Auditory Scenes" [3]. The description of user interface components in the ...