AES Show: Make the Right Connections Audio Engineering Society

AES San Francisco 2008
Tutorial T7

Friday, October 3, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm

T7 - Sound in the UI

Jeff Essex, Audiosyncrasy - Albany, CA, USA

Many computer and consumer electronics products use sound as part of their UI, both to communicate actions and to create a "personality" for their brand. This session will present numerous real-world examples of sounds created for music players, set-top boxes and operating systems. We'll follow projects from design to implementation with special attention to solving real-world problems that arise during development. We'll also discuss some philosophies of sound design, showing examples of how people respond to various audio cues and how those reactions can be used to convey information about the status of a device (navigation through menus, etc.).