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InfoSound: An audio aid to program comprehension

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  • Diane H. Sonnenwald
  • B. Gopinath
  • Gary O. Haberman
  • William M. Keese
  • John S. Myers

The authors explore ways to enhance users' comprehension of complex applications using music and sound effects to present application-program events that are difficult to detect visually. A prototype system, Infosound, allows developers to create and store musical sequences and sound effects with application events, and have real-time, continuous auditory control of sounds during application execution. InfoSound has been used to create auditory interfaces for two applications: a telephone network service simulation and a parallel computation simulation. The auditory interfaces in these applications helped users detect rapid, multiple-event sequences that were difficult to visually detect using text and graphical interfaces. The authors describe the architecture of InfoSound, the use of the system, and the lessons learned.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
RedaktørerLee W. Hoevel, Bruce D. Shriver, Jay F.Jr. Nunamaker, Ralph H.Jr. Sprague, Velijko Milutinovic
Antal sider6
Vol/bind2
ForlagPubl by Western Periodicals Co
Publikationsdato1 jan. 1990
Sider541-546
ISBN (Trykt)0818620099
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 1990

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