Diary in the sky: A spatial audio display for a mobile calendar

Walker, A., Brewster, S.A., McGookin, D. and Ng, A. (2001) Diary in the sky: A spatial audio display for a mobile calendar. In: 15th Annual Conference of the British HCI Group, Lille, France, 10-14 September 2001, pp. 531-539. ISBN 1852335157




We present a spatial audio display technique that overcomes the presentation rate bottleneck of traditional monaural audio displays. Our compact speech display works by encoding message semantics intothe acoustic spatialisation. In user testing, this display facilitated better recall of events than a conventional small screen visual display. Moreover,results showed that this mapping aided in the recall of the absolute position of events — as opposed to merely their relative orders — in a temporally ordered data set.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:planar 3D audio, non-speech sounds, mobile devices, PDAs spatialmapping, earcons, sound, interface sonification
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGookin, Dr David and Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Walker, A., Brewster, S.A., McGookin, D., and Ng, A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Springer Verlag
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2001 Springer Verlag
First Published:First published in People and computers XV: interactions without frontiers: joint proceedings of HCI 2001 and IHM 2001
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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