Re: Criteria for sound design in web applications (Peter Lennox )

Subject: Re: Criteria for sound design in web applications
From:    Peter Lennox  <peter(at)LENNOX01.FREESERVE.CO.UK>
Date:    Thu, 20 Nov 2003 22:45:29 -0000

Phillip, from the point of view of optimal congruence, timing and transients are crucial. Have you seen the shamskamit demos? - an auditory transient can substantively alter the auditory percept, but this transient can actually be substituted for one in another sensory mode. Likewise, the McGurk Effect demonstrations, available on the internet. Conversely, minute mistimings of transients (as can happen with some media players) can completely destroy the effect. These could be thought of as 'audio-visual scene analysis' components (though I don't think there exists a comprehensive theoretical underpinning - I'd be happy to learn differently, anyone), and to some extent must underpin delivery of emotional signifiers. regards ppl ----- Original Message ----- From: "Philipp C. Jugert" <philipp.jugert(at)DAIMLERCHRYSLER.COM> To: <AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA> Sent: 20 November 2003 15:05 Subject: Criteria for sound design in web applications > Hello, > > I am looking for research on audiovisual integration in web applications. > We are trying to develop a general framework for designing sound and music > for websites. I suppose this is different from the topic of auditory > display (auditory icons, earcons, sonification) which has already been > covered in great detail. We are looking for an optimal congruence between > visual and auditory cues. There're also more fundamental questions in terms > of cognitive processing. How is a feeling of congruence established in a > subject's mind? What is the emotional impact of internet sound? What is the > use, what are the goals of using sound in web applications? What are the > personal and situational determinants for the use and acceptance of > internet sound? These are some questions to begin with. (I am NOT looking > for technical device on programing, etc.) > > Any contribution to the matter would be highly appreciated. > > Regards, > Philipp > >

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