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Sunday, October 8, 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
W18 - HUMAN FACTORS IN THE DESIGN OF AUDIO PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS
Jeremy Cooperstock, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Durand Begault, NASA Ames Research Center - Moffett Field, CA, USA
William Martens, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
George Massenburg, George Massenburg Labs - Franklin, TN, USA
This combined workshop/tutorial will begin with a primer on the design of audio products and systems, and is intended to serve as an introduction to the question of "What audio engineers should know about human factors." From there, we will review existing resources and successes to aid designers and provide an overview of design and testing methodology and discuss a range of user interface paradigms that go beyond the generic graphical UI. In the workshop that follows the tutorial introduction, experts will present a series of case studies, describing from both a user and designer perspective the "what" and "why" certain interfaces are successful.