Lectures

Note that the order of lectures might change during the course.

1. Course introduction
Introduction to the topic of Sound in Interaction with examples. Expectations from students.
Introduction to: NaturalPoint motion capture system; sound with portable devices.. 
Lecturers: Roberto Bresin, Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen, Ludvig Elblaus

2. Sound perception 
Basic principles of sound perception including some acoustical illusions. Identification of a sound source and its characteristics. 
Lecturer: Roberto Bresin (in collaboration with Peter Nordqvist)

3. Sound as information carrier
Physical parameters which can be communicated with sound. Sound producing movements in everyday interaction. 
Lecturer: Roberto Bresin

4. Data representation with sound: Sonification
Sound icons: earcons vs auditory icons. Auditory display of data. 
Lecturers: Ludvig Elblaus

5. Interactive sonification
Interactive auditory display of data. 
Lecturer: Andy Hunt

6. Sound and interaction in the arts
Overview of the use of sound in interactive installations and art works. 
Lecturer: Gerhard Eckel

7. Sound and motion
How sound can influence vision. Sound producing movements in musicians. Sound producing movements in everyday interaction. 
Lecturer: Roberto Bresin, Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen

8. Sound models for interaction 
Overview of functioning and properties of sound models suitable in interaction. 
Lecturer: Roberto Bresin (in collaboration with Davide Rocchesso)

9. Study visit: Working with sounds
Sound design in films. Study visit at Europa Foley and Adr. 
Lecturer: Ulf Olausson

10. Sonic Feedback: interaction, control, design
The importance of control in sound manipulation. The use of sound as feedback in interaction.
Lecturer: Roberto Bresin (in collaboration with Davide Rocchesso)

11. Sound in therapy applications and limited interaction
Using sound and music in therapeutic settings. Working with constrained interaction. Interfaces for untypical conditions.
Lecturer: Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen

12. Perceptual evaluation of sound-producing objects and interfaces
Presentation of the principal Experimental methods for the perceptual evaluation of sound-producing objects and interfaces. 
Lecturer: Roberto Bresin

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