Multilevel Auditory Displays for Mobile Eyes-free Location-based Interaction

Vazquez-Alvarez, Yolanda and Aylett, Matthew P. and Brewster, Stephen A. and von Jungenfeld, Rocio and Virolainen, Antti (2014) Multilevel Auditory Displays for Mobile Eyes-free Location-based Interaction. In: CHI EA '14, 26 Apr - 01 May 2014, Toronto, Canada. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2581254) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper explores the use of multilevel auditory displays to enable eyes-free mobile interaction with location-based information in a conceptual art exhibition space. Multilevel auditory displays enable user interaction with concentrated areas of information. However, it is necessary to consider how to present the auditory streams without overloading the user. We present an initial study in which a top-level exocentric sonification layer was used to advertise information present in a gallery-like space. Then, in a secondary interactive layer, three different conditions were evaluated that varied in the presentation (sequential versus simultaneous) and spatialisation (non-spatialised versus egocentric spatialisation) of multiple auditory sources. Results show that 1) participants spent significantly more time interacting with spatialised displays, 2) there was no evidence that a switch from an exocentric to an egocentric display increased workload or lowered satisfaction, and 3) there was no evidence that simultaneous presentation of spatialised Earcons in the secondary display increased workload.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Rocio von Jungenfeld
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 16:25 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 15:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58645 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
ORCiD (von Jungenfeld, Rocio): http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2154-8054
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