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Sound Stories: A Context-Based Study of Everyday Listening to Augmented Soundscapes

Journal Article
Droumeva, M., & McGregor, I. (2019)
Sound Stories: A Context-Based Study of Everyday Listening to Augmented Soundscapes. Interacting with Computers, 31(3), 336-347. https://doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iwz024
With an increasing number of everyday operations and communications becoming both automated and autonomous, ambient intelligent soundscapes are transforming to accommodate add...

Subjective Evaluation of Music Compressed with the ACER Codec Compared to AAC, MP3, and Uncompressed PCM

Journal Article
Cunningham, S., & McGregor, I. (2019)
Subjective Evaluation of Music Compressed with the ACER Codec Compared to AAC, MP3, and Uncompressed PCM. International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting, 2019, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8265301
Audio data compression has revolutionised the way in which the music industry and musicians sell and distribute their products. Our previous research presented a novel codec n...

Sound Design

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McGregor, I. (2018)
Sound Design
This book explores the underlying principles of sound design for linear and interactive media, and specifically how they apply to theatre. The focus of the text is about how t...

Exploring Musical Creativity through Interactive Cymatics

Conference Proceeding
McGowan, J., Leplatre, G., & McGregor, I. (2018)
Exploring Musical Creativity through Interactive Cymatics. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.67
What does music look like? Representation of sound has taken many forms over time, from sinusoidal wave patterns, through to random algorithm-based visualisations based on the...

Head-mounted displays as opera glasses: using mixed-reality to deliver an egalitarian user experience during live events

Conference Proceeding
Bishop, C., Esteves, A., & McGregor, I. (2017)
Head-mounted displays as opera glasses: using mixed-reality to deliver an egalitarian user experience during live events. In ICMI 2017 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interactionhttps://doi.org/10.1145/3136755.3136781
This paper explores the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs) as a way to deliver a front row experience to any audience member during a live event. To do so, it presents a two-...

CymaSense: a novel audio-visual therapeutic tool for people on the autism spectrum.

Conference Proceeding
McGowan, J., Leplâtre, G., & McGregor, I. (2017)
CymaSense: a novel audio-visual therapeutic tool for people on the autism spectrum. In ASSETS '17 Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, (62-71). https://doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3132539
Music Therapy has been shown to be an effective intervention for clients with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition that can affect people i...

CymaSense: a real-time 3D cymatics-based sound visualisation tool.

Conference Proceeding
McGowan, J., Leplâtre, G., & McGregor, I. (2017)
CymaSense: a real-time 3D cymatics-based sound visualisation tool. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, (270-274). https://doi.org/10.1145/3064857.3079159
What does music look like? Representation of music has taken many forms over time, from musical notation [16], through to random algorithm-based visualisations based on the am...

Sonifying the solar system

Conference Proceeding
Quinton, M., McGregor, I., & Benyon, D. (2016)
Sonifying the solar system. In The 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD-2016), (28-35
Sound is potentially an effective way of analysing data and it is possible to simultaneously interpret layers of sounds and identify changes. Multiple attempts to use sound wi...

Comparative Evaluation of Radio and Audio Logo Sound Designs

Journal Article
McGregor, I., & Cunningham, S. (2015)
Comparative Evaluation of Radio and Audio Logo Sound Designs. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 63(11), 876-888. https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2015.0076
This study aims to explore the suitability of capturing designers’ and listeners’ experiences of sound design for a radio drama and audio logos using the repertory grid techni...

How does Term-time Paid Work Affect Higher Education Students’ Studies, and What can be Done to Minimise any Negative Effects?

Journal Article
McGregor, I. P. (2015)
How does Term-time Paid Work Affect Higher Education Students’ Studies, and What can be Done to Minimise any Negative Effects?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 3(2), 3-14. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v3i2.127
This study aims to investigate the effects of term-time paid work on undergraduate students’ studies and what can be done to minimise any negative effects. Two studies were co...

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