Sound design and perception in walking interactions

Visell, Y., Fontana, F., Giordano, B.L., Nordahl, R., Serafin, S. and Bresin, R. (2009) Sound design and perception in walking interactions. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67(11), pp. 947-959. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2009.07.007)

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This paper reviews the state of the art in the display and perception of walking generated sounds and tactile vibrations, and their current and potential future uses in interactive systems. As non-visual information sources that are closely linked to human activities in diverse environments, such signals are capable of communicating about the spaces we traverse and activities we encounter in familiar and intuitive ways. However, in order for them to be effectively employed in human–computer interfaces, significant knowledge is required in areas including the perception of acoustic signatures of walking, and the design, engineering, and evaluation of interfaces that utilize them. Much of this expertise has accumulated in recent years, although many questions remain to be explored. We highlight past work and current research directions in this multidisciplinary area of investigation, and point to potential future trends.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Giordano, Dr Bruno
Authors: Visell, Y., Fontana, F., Giordano, B.L., Nordahl, R., Serafin, S., and Bresin, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Journal Name:International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
Published Online:06 August 2009

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