Monday, May 22, 14:30 — 15:30 (Salon 4+5 London)
Myoung woo Nam (Presenter)
Humans talk. birds sing. and electronic devices all around us generate sound. The user experience on today’s mobile devices provides feedback for action, delivering a message, requesting attention, or confirming an action. it is typically expressed by short beeps or melodies - auditory icons, or earcons. As devices grow more capable, they might sometimes borrow human language directly, providing detailed information such as; "power on", "power off". But the Auditory icon must provide a basic level of communication(power on/off, volume up/down, and etc.), that everybody can understand, regardless of their language, race, gender, and age. In this tutorial, we will show how the sound design process for Auditory Interaction utilizes musical language, tonal cliche, and real-metaphor to deliver an appropriate message to the user. Examples are quoted from the author’s latest work on the newest Samsung Gear, Galaxy smartphone, Digital Appliances, and apply to any mobile device where the sound is an essential part of the user experience.