Soundscape Streaming and Visualization for HCI Design

Invited paper

Hiroki Kobayashi

Center for Spatial Information Science

Tuesday 2 june, 2015, 17:00 - 17:20

0.6 Madrid (49)

Currently, human-computer interaction (HCI) is primarily focused on human-centric interactions; however, people experience many nonhuman-centric interactions during the course of a day. Interactions with nature, such as experiencing the sounds of birds or trickling water, can imprint the beauty of nature in our memories. In this context, this paper presents an interface design of such nonhuman interactions to observe people’s reaction to the interactions through an imaginable interaction within a soundscape. This novel interactive system can create an imaginable presence of the wildlife in the undeveloped natural locations through HCI. The results indicate that users take the reflection of the sound as a cue that triggers the nonlinguistic believability in the form of the mythological metaphor of t the wildlife. This experience of believable interaction in an augmented reality between a human and nature gave the users an imaginable presence of wildlife with a high degree of excitement. This paper describes the development and integration of nonhuman-centric design protocols, requirements, methods, and context evaluation.

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