The Sonification Handbook Edited by Chapter 13 Auditory Icons

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Abstract

This chapter introduces Auditory Icons, these are the auditory equivalent of visual icons used in the desktop user interface metaphor. The rationale behind their creation is outlined. The emphasis is given to highlighting applications using these auditory icons, demonstrating how they work and what they can be used for. A number of approaches to designing these icons are outlined and discussed.

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Authors

  • Bruce N. Walker

  • Michael A Nees

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