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

Presentation / Conference
McGregor, I., Crerar, A., Benyon, D., & LePlâtre, G. (2008, June)
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
The introduction of effective auditory warnings into a shared environment requires a prior understanding of the existing soundfield and soundscape. Reifying the physical and p...

Using participatory visualisation of soundscapes to compare designers’ and listeners’ experiences of sound designs

Journal Article
McGregor, I., Turner, P., & Benyon, D. (2014)
Using participatory visualisation of soundscapes to compare designers’ and listeners’ experiences of sound designs. Journal of Sonic Studies, 6(1),
There are numerous rules and well-established guidelines to help designers with the visual appearance of interactive technologies. In contrast, when it comes to the use of sou...

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...

A method for comparative evaluation of listening to auditory displays by designers and listeners.

Conference Proceeding
Droumeva, M., & McGregor, I. (2014)
A method for comparative evaluation of listening to auditory displays by designers and listeners. In The 20th International Conference on Auditory Display
The process of designing and testing auditory displays often includes evaluations only by experts, and where non-experts are involved, training is commonly required. This pape...

Design and development of Auralization room at Edinburgh Napier University.

Conference Proceeding
Prokofieva, E., Luciani, C., & McGregor, I. (2014)
Design and development of Auralization room at Edinburgh Napier University. In Proceedings of the 136th international AES Convention
The auralization room was designed as a joint project between School of Engineering and Built Environment and the School of Computing of Edinburgh Napier University. The inter...

Establishing key dimensions for reifying soundfields and soundscapes from auditory professionals.

Presentation / Conference
McGregor, I., Crerar, A., Benyon, D., & LePlâtre, G. (2007, June)
Establishing key dimensions for reifying soundfields and soundscapes from auditory professionals. Paper presented at ICAD 2007: The 13th International Conference on Auditory Display, Montreal, Canada
This paper presents a unique insight into the way acousticians, computing specialists and sound designers describe the dimensions of sound they use. Seventy-five audio profess...

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

Presentation / Conference
McGregor, I., Larsson, P., & Turner, P. (2011, August)
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
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 Goo...

Ensemble: embodied experiences in a sound and jewellery installation.

Conference Proceeding
Kettley, S., Smyth, M., Arvind, D. K., Greig, F., McGregor, I., & Paechter, B. (2006)
Ensemble: embodied experiences in a sound and jewellery installation. In D. Golightly, T. Rose, & B. Light (Eds.), Create 07 Creative Inventions, Innovations and Everyday Designs in HCI
ensemble - an interactive collection of networked jewellery with gesturally determined, real time sonic output

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...

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...