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

McGregor, Iain; Larsson, Pontus; Turner, Phil


Pontus Larsson

Phil Turner


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.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 29th conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics
Start Date Aug 24, 2011
End Date Aug 26, 2011
Online Publication Date Aug 24, 2011
Publication Date 2011-08
Deposit Date Aug 24, 2011
Publicly Available Date Aug 24, 2011
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 89-92
Book Title ECCE '11: Proceedings of the 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics
ISBN 978-1-4503-1029-1
Keywords Auditory displays; sound design; design; listeners experience; designer's expectations;
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Contract Date Aug 24, 2011


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