AES Paris 2016
Workshop W12

Monday, June 6, 10:00 — 11:15 (Room 352A)

W12 - Perceptual Evaluation Interface Design

Brecht De Man, Queen Mary University of London - London, UK
Jan Berg, Luleå University of Technology - Piteå, Sweden
Sean Olive, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA

Listening tests are a key component in a wide range of audio research and development, from loudspeaker construction over audio codecs to emotion in music. In this workshop we zoom in on the interface design of listening test software, covering important but often controversial design considerations including whether to enforce a particular use of scale; the need for anchor and reference; when to assess “preference” instead of “quality”; under which circumstances an uncontrolled, online test is acceptable. Even authorities in the domain of perceptual evaluation often disagree on these key issues that could significantly alter results of perceptual studies—or whether there are any results to speak of. The tradeoffs will be discussed for different applications, stimuli, and subjects.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Perception and Subjective Evaluation of Audio Signals

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