Second ISCA/DEGA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems

Berlin, Germany
September 4-6, 2006

Closing the Loop of Sound Evaluation and Design

Patrick Susini (1), Nicolas Misdariis (1), Guillaume Lemaitre (1), Olivier Houix (1), Davide Rocchesso (2), Pietro Polotti (2), Karmen Franinovic (3), Yon Visell (3), Klaus Obermayer (4), Hendrik Purwins (4), Kamil Adiloglu (4)

(1) IRCAM, Paris, France
(2) Dip. di Informatica, Università di Verona, Italy
(3) Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, Switzerland
(4) Dep. of Comp. Sc. and El. Eng., Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany

Despite being a promising and lively playground, sound design is not a discipline as solid and established as visual or product design. We believe that the reason is to be found in the lack of design-oriented measurement and evaluation tools. The European project CLOSED (Closing the Loop Of Sound Evaluation and Design) aims at providing a functional-aesthetic sound measurement tool that can be profitably used by designers. At one end, this tool is linked with physical attributes of soundenhanced everyday objects; at the other end it relates to user emotional response. The measurement tool will be made of a set of easy-to-interpret indicators, which will be related to use in natural context, and it will be integrated in the product design process to facilitate the control of sonic aspects of objects, functionalities, and services encountered in everyday settings.

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Bibliographic reference.  Susini, Patrick / Misdariis, Nicolas / Lemaitre, Guillaume / Houix, Olivier / Rocchesso, Davide / Polotti, Pietro / Franinovic, Karmen / Visell, Yon / Obermayer, Klaus / Purwins, Hendrik / Adiloglu, Kamil (2006): "Closing the loop of sound evaluation and design", In PQS-2006, 164-166.