Multi-listener sonification: A team approach to Interactive Auditory Display

Paul Lunn, Andy Hunt

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When interactive sonification occurs in the real world – i.e., in a busy office environment, the listener is exposed to a wide range of sensory information. If the listener is distracted by their environment this reduces the effectiveness of the sonification, since a distracted listener will not interact with the data. The effect of localized distractions can be reduced when multiple listeners interact with the same data. This position paper discusses the merits of a team approach to sonification: sonifying in ensembles and in a distributed collective. In order to demonstrate this, a short pilot study of a group based sonification of listeners detecting signals in white noise whilst distracted is included.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInteractive Sonification Workshop - Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen, Germany
Duration: 10 Dec 201310 Dec 2013 (Link to conference website)


ConferenceInteractive Sonification Workshop
Abbreviated titleISon 2013
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