This talk will focus on acoustic rendering, the rendering of scenarios and contexts from the viewpoint of sonic interaction design. Sonic interaction design sits at the crossroads between interaction design, auditory display, acoustics, interactive arts, and ubiquitous computing. The area focuses on the exploration and exploitation of sound to communicate meaning, information, and aesthetical / emotional qualities in interactive contexts. The practise and study of sonic rendering within the interaction loop between users and artefacts or environments for both functional and artistic applications will be discussed. Examples of sonic interventions and of sonic interactive installations are discussed to illustrate how human centric and experiential aspects within the interaction loop. This will show how interaction design techniques and acoustic production are used to create engaging sonic experiences. Case studies covered will include work in museum installations, auditory displays designed for public spaces, and artistic interventions. The talk will show how sonification and sonic interaction design supplements the related areas of sound production and of gestural interfaces. An overview of the techniques and methods will show how this occurs in practise.
What is Sonic Interaction Design ?
Examples include aesthetic and sonic quality assessment in product and interaction design: workshops and interaction with projects (e.g., SOb, CLOSED, COST SID).
Creative exploration of context and opportunities for interactive sound artefacts and for acoustic interventions.
Where does Sonic Interaction Design inform Acoustic Rendering ?
Room acoustics and Site sound - sound within a space or interface.
Context and Scenario, how these inform the rendering (how it is acoustically rendered, what is rendered, how will the rendering be interpreted)
Examples includes installations and interventions from various locations including various museums, airports, train stations, and galleries. Related work in products sound design will also be covered.