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Re: Criteria for sound design in web applications

There will be a chapter by Hempel/Altinsoy on this in:

The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design (R.W. Proctor & K.L. Lu, eds.)
Lawrence Erlbaum, NJ, USA

The book is in the process of being published.



Dr. Thomas Hempel
User Interface Design

Siemens AG
Otto-Hahn-Ring 6
D-81739 Munich

Tel.: +49 (0)89 636 48962
Fax : +49 (0)89 636 49428
e-Mail: thomas.hempel@siemens.com
Intranet: http://uid.ct.siemens.de

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Philipp C. Jugert [mailto:philipp.jugert@DAIMLERCHRYSLER.COM]
> Gesendet am: Donnerstag, 20. November 2003 16:06
> Betreff: 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