Use of soundscapes for providing information about distance left in train journeys
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2012, Sound and music Computing network , 2012, 79-84 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents a study in the framework of the ISHT - Interior sound design of high-speed trains project. During a train journey between the cities of Stockholm and Gävle, Sweden, 9 travellers participated in a listening experiment to evaluate the use of sonification to convey nonspeech based information about the travel. We tested sonification for communicating the distance between two stations in the train journey. The participants could activate an iconographic representation of the sound in the landscape outside and listen to it through headphones in three conditions: with music, with a soundscape or with silence. Their interaction was logged, and ratings of their stated sense of knowing where the train was between the departure and arrival stations were recorded. Preliminary results show that our sonification helped participants to get an idea of the distance left for reaching the next station, and also that listening to the sonification was experienced as an engaging and pleasant activity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sound and music Computing network , 2012. 79-84 p.
Computer programming, A-train, High speed trains, Non speech, Sonifications, Sound designs, Soundscapes, Stockholm
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109380ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84905186342ISBN: 978-383253180-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-109380DiVA: diva2:581733
9th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark, 11 July 2012 through 14 July 2012
QC 20150507. QC 201601162013-01-022013-01-022016-01-15Bibliographically approved