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Distinguishability vs. Distraction in Audio HTML Interfaces

James, Frankie (1997) Distinguishability vs. Distraction in Audio HTML Interfaces. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab.




In this paper, we present the findings and conclusions from a user study on audio interfaces. In the experiment we discuss, we studied a framework for choosing sounds for audio interfaces by comparing a prototype interface against two existing audio browsers. Our findings indicate that our initial framework, which was described as a separation between recognizable and non-recognizable sounds, could be better interpreted in the context of the distinguishability and distraction level of various types of sounds. We propose a new definition of how a sound can be called distracting and how to avoid this when creating audio interfaces.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Previous number = SIDL-WP-1997-0077
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:299
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:29 Oct 2001 16:00
Last Modified:02 Jan 2009 17:15

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