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A survey of co-located multi-device audio experiences

Complimentary multi-device audio experiences are becoming increasingly common through the proliferation of mobile computing and the creation of bespoke multi-device audio production tools. However, the best use cases and design practices for these experiences remain less well understood. A review of multi-device audio experiences is therefore necessary to capture and consolidate the knowledge in this research area, and to move toward a set of design guidelines for creating more effective and engaging experiences. In this study, the range of applications of co-located multi-device audio experiences is explored and documented through a review of the literature and a survey, resulting in a dataset containing 31 individual experiences and 11 enabling tools or platforms. An initial analysis of the survey data revealed the frequency of types of devices and the forms of interaction in the experiences and platforms of the dataset. The full dataset is available at

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