Research Output

Evaluating a vehicle auditory display: comparing a designer's expectations with listeners' experiences.

  This paper illustrates a method for the early evaluation of auditory displays in context. A designer was questioned about his expectations of an auditory display for Heavy Goods Vehicles, and the results were compared to the experiences of 10 listeners. Sound design is essentially an isolated practice and by involving listeners the process can become collaborative. A review of the level of agreement allowed the identification of attributes that might be meaningful for the design of future auditory displays. Results suggest that traditional auditory display design guidelines that focus on the acoustical properties of sound might not be suitable.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Library of Congress:

    TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    620 Engineering & allied operations

Citation

McGregor, I., Larsson, P. & Turner, P. Evaluating a vehicle auditory display: comparing a designer's expectations with listeners' experiences.. Paper presented at 29th conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics, Rostock, Germany. (Unpublished)

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Keywords

Auditory displays; sound design; design; listeners experience; designer's expectations;

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