A principled design methodology for auditory interaction

E N Mitsopoulos, A D N Edwards

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When the visual channel of communication is unavailable, non-visual user interfaces must be developed. The proposed methodology aims at the specification of auditory representations for interactive tasks. It consists of three interrelated specification levels. Information and supported tasks are specified in abstract terms at the conceptual level. The structure of the auditory scene is specified at the structural level in terms of auditory streams. The physical dimensions of sound are defined at the implementation level. The design guidelines have been validated by the experimental evaluation of a list of auditory checkbox widgets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION - INTERACT '99
EditorsMA Sasse, C Johnson
Place of PublicationAMSTERDAM
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0-9673355-0-7
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 99) - EDINBURGH
Duration: 30 Aug 19993 Sept 1999


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 99)


  • extra-ordinary human-computer interaction
  • auditory display
  • auditory widgets
  • blind user

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