Sonification Design and Aesthetics

Barrass, Stephen and Vickers, Paul (2011) Sonification Design and Aesthetics. In: The Sonification Handbook. Logos Verlag, Berlin, pp. 145-172. ISBN 978-3-8325-2819-5

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This chapter addresses issues of functionality and aesthetics in sonification by advocating a design- oriented approach that integrates scientific and artistic methods and techniques. Design is an iterative practice-based discipline involving cycles of hypothesis testing and critical evaluation that aims for solutions to specific problems in context. The reviews design methods and practice in sonification and argues for a pragmatic information aesthetic that distinguishes sonification from computer music and psychoacoustics. It argues that the design approach can allow sonification to become a mass medium for the popular understanding and enjoyment of information in a non-verbal sonic form.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Vickers
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 16:59
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 08:21

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