Auditory User Interface Design: Practical Evaluation Methods and Design Process Case Studies

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There are many guidelines and standardizations for graphical user interfaces (GUI), whereas there is relatively little research on auditory user interfaces (AUI). The goal of this paper is to present a framework, evaluation methods, and procedures of AUI design. The paper delineates how AUIs can be designed more scientifically, by iterative participatory design processes, going beyond individual designers' artistic inspiration, which suggests AUI designers being a practitioner-scientist. First, taxonomy of AUI design is provided. Then, methods of cognitive and affective mappings for AUI design are described, followed by details of processes and design solutions for case studies. This paper aims to help practitioners and researchers apply diverse methods to their design, and to facilitate communications about AUI in the design community.

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International Journal of Design in Society