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Visualising the soundfield and soundscape: extending Macaulay and Crerar’s 1998 method.

  The introduction of effective auditory warnings into a shared environment requires a prior understanding of the existing soundfield and soundscape. Reifying the physical and perceptual auditory environment enables a form of pre-auditioning, as well as the evaluation of any auditory augmentation. This paper describes the development of a visualisation technique for soundscape mapping. Building on earlier published work in sound classification, we report data captured using eighteen participants in a shared office environment. The resulting sound classification is used as the basis of a pictorial soundscape and soundfield visualisation. We show how this representation can be used to model the experiences of individuals, as well as subsets of users of the space.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

Citation

McGregor, I., Crerar, A., Benyon, D. & LePlâtre, G. Visualising the soundfield and soundscape: extending Macaulay and Crerar’s 1998 method.. Paper presented at ICAD 2008: The 14th annual International Conference on Auditory Display, Paris, France. (Unpublished)

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Keywords

soundfield; soundscape; auditory environment; classification;

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