Closing the loop of sound evaluation and design

TitleClosing the loop of sound evaluation and design
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
Conference NamePerceptual Quality of Systems
AuthorsSusini, P., Misdariis N., Lemaitre G., Houix O., Rocchesso D., Polotti P., Franinovic K., Visell Y., Obermayer K., Purwins H., & Adiloglu K.
AbstractDespite being a promising and lively playground, sound design is not a discipline as solid and established as visual or product design. We believe that the reason is to be found in the lack of design-oriented measurement and evaluation tools. The Eu- ropean project CLOSED (Closing the Loop Of Sound Evalua- tion and Design) aims at providing a functional-aesthetic sound measurement tool that can be profitably used by designers. At one end, this tool is linked with physical attributes of sound- enhanced everyday objects; at the other end it relates to user emotional response. The measurement tool will be made of a set of easy-to-interpret indicators, which will be related to use in natural context, and it will be integrated in the product de- sign process to facilitate the control of sonic aspects of objects, functionalities, and services encountered in everyday settings.
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