Providing ambient information as comfortable sound for reducing cognitive overload

Kohki Ikeuchi, Mohammed Al Sada, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    Everyday, we receive large amounts of information through our various senses. Since the majority of information is perceived through eye sight, other senses are often left unutilized. As a result, in order to utilize disengaged senses in our daily interactions, especially auditory, we propose a method to extract and transform real-world's visual information to auditory information. Our method is based on converting a real-world's objects' location and distance attributes to sound attributes, which are later be combined to form music. To verify our approach, we developed a prototype that we called Music Sonar, with which we carried out a preliminary user study followed by a questionnaire. The objective of Music Sonar is to reduce the cognitive overload due to visual information by converting visual feedback to ambient auditory feedback, allowing us to use our visual attention for more essential tasks. The user study results confirmed general validity of our approach, despite some shortcomings. Participants also provided a number of usability and interactivity related insights regarding the music based feedback. Finally, we provided our future direction of this research project.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationACE 2015 - 12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, Proceedings
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Volume16-19-November-2015
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450338523
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 16
    Event12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, ACE 2015 - Iskandar, Malaysia
    Duration: 2015 Nov 162015 Nov 19

    Other

    Other12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, ACE 2015
    CountryMalaysia
    CityIskandar
    Period15/11/1615/11/19

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    Sonar
    Acoustic waves
    Feedback

    Keywords

    • Ambient information
    • Cognitive load
    • Music

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Software

    Cite this

    Ikeuchi, K., Al Sada, M., & Nakajima, T. (2015). Providing ambient information as comfortable sound for reducing cognitive overload. In ACE 2015 - 12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, Proceedings (Vol. 16-19-November-2015). [29] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2832932.2832985

    Providing ambient information as comfortable sound for reducing cognitive overload. / Ikeuchi, Kohki; Al Sada, Mohammed; Nakajima, Tatsuo.

    ACE 2015 - 12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, Proceedings. Vol. 16-19-November-2015 Association for Computing Machinery, 2015. 29.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Ikeuchi, K, Al Sada, M & Nakajima, T 2015, Providing ambient information as comfortable sound for reducing cognitive overload. in ACE 2015 - 12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, Proceedings. vol. 16-19-November-2015, 29, Association for Computing Machinery, 12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, ACE 2015, Iskandar, Malaysia, 15/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1145/2832932.2832985
    Ikeuchi K, Al Sada M, Nakajima T. Providing ambient information as comfortable sound for reducing cognitive overload. In ACE 2015 - 12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, Proceedings. Vol. 16-19-November-2015. Association for Computing Machinery. 2015. 29 https://doi.org/10.1145/2832932.2832985
    Ikeuchi, Kohki ; Al Sada, Mohammed ; Nakajima, Tatsuo. / Providing ambient information as comfortable sound for reducing cognitive overload. ACE 2015 - 12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, Proceedings. Vol. 16-19-November-2015 Association for Computing Machinery, 2015.
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