DOLPHIN: the design and initial evaluation of multimodal focus and context

McGookin, D.K. and Brewster, S.A. (2002) DOLPHIN: the design and initial evaluation of multimodal focus and context. In: 8th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), Kyoto, Japan, 2-5 July 2002, pp. 181-186. ISBN 4990119002




In this paper we describe a new focus and context visualisation technique called multimodal focus and context. This technique uses a hybrid visual and spatialised audio display space to overcome the limited visual displays of mobile devices. We demonstrate this technique by applying it to maps of theme parks. We present the results of an experiment comparing multimodal focus and context to a purely visual display technique. The results showed that neither system was significantly better than the other. We believe that this is due to issues involving the perception of multiple structured audio sources.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Earcons, 3D Audio, Sonification, Visualisation
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen and McGookin, Dr David
Authors: McGookin, D.K., and Brewster, S.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2002 Stephen A. Brewster
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Auditory Display
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author

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