Novel designs for the audio mixing interface based on data visualisation first principles

Christopher Dewey, Jonathan P. Wakefield

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

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Given the shortcomings of current audio mixing interfaces (AMIs) this study focuses on the development of alternative AMIs based on data visualisation first principles. The elementary perceptual tasks defined by Cleveland informed the design process. Two design ideas were considered for pan: using the elementary perceptual tasks 'scale' to display pan on either a single or multiple horizontal lines. Four design ideas were considered for level: using 'length', 'area', 'saturation' or 'scalable icon' for visualisation. Each level idea was prototyped with each pan idea, totalling eight novel interfaces. Seven subjects undertook a usability evaluation, replicating a 16 channel reference mix with each interface. Results showed that 'scalable icons', especially on multiple horizontal lines appear to show potential.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2016
Event140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention - Paris, France
Duration: 4 Jun 20167 Jun 2016
Conference number: 140
http://www.aes.org/events/140/ (Link to Conference Website)

Conference

Conference140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention
Abbreviated titleAES 2016
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period4/06/167/06/16
Internet address

Fingerprint

scientific visualization
Data visualization
Data Visualization
First-principles
Horizontal
Usability Evaluation
Line
Visualization
Display devices
Design Process
Saturation
Display
saturation
Design
evaluation
Alternatives

Cite this

Dewey, C., & Wakefield, J. P. (2016). Novel designs for the audio mixing interface based on data visualisation first principles. In 140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016 Audio Engineering Society.
Dewey, Christopher ; Wakefield, Jonathan P. / Novel designs for the audio mixing interface based on data visualisation first principles. 140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016. Audio Engineering Society, 2016.
@inproceedings{9bed692475a74dbebc740bb6029b3b4b,
title = "Novel designs for the audio mixing interface based on data visualisation first principles",
abstract = "Given the shortcomings of current audio mixing interfaces (AMIs) this study focuses on the development of alternative AMIs based on data visualisation first principles. The elementary perceptual tasks defined by Cleveland informed the design process. Two design ideas were considered for pan: using the elementary perceptual tasks 'scale' to display pan on either a single or multiple horizontal lines. Four design ideas were considered for level: using 'length', 'area', 'saturation' or 'scalable icon' for visualisation. Each level idea was prototyped with each pan idea, totalling eight novel interfaces. Seven subjects undertook a usability evaluation, replicating a 16 channel reference mix with each interface. Results showed that 'scalable icons', especially on multiple horizontal lines appear to show potential.",
author = "Christopher Dewey and Wakefield, {Jonathan P.}",
note = "Cant' find an ISBN or ISSN. Accepted before 1st April 2016. HN 25/10/2017",
year = "2016",
month = "5",
day = "26",
language = "English",
booktitle = "140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016",
publisher = "Audio Engineering Society",
address = "United States",

}

Dewey, C & Wakefield, JP 2016, Novel designs for the audio mixing interface based on data visualisation first principles. in 140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016. Audio Engineering Society, 140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention, Paris, France, 4/06/16.

Novel designs for the audio mixing interface based on data visualisation first principles. / Dewey, Christopher; Wakefield, Jonathan P.

140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016. Audio Engineering Society, 2016.

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

TY - GEN

T1 - Novel designs for the audio mixing interface based on data visualisation first principles

AU - Dewey, Christopher

AU - Wakefield, Jonathan P.

N1 - Cant' find an ISBN or ISSN. Accepted before 1st April 2016. HN 25/10/2017

PY - 2016/5/26

Y1 - 2016/5/26

N2 - Given the shortcomings of current audio mixing interfaces (AMIs) this study focuses on the development of alternative AMIs based on data visualisation first principles. The elementary perceptual tasks defined by Cleveland informed the design process. Two design ideas were considered for pan: using the elementary perceptual tasks 'scale' to display pan on either a single or multiple horizontal lines. Four design ideas were considered for level: using 'length', 'area', 'saturation' or 'scalable icon' for visualisation. Each level idea was prototyped with each pan idea, totalling eight novel interfaces. Seven subjects undertook a usability evaluation, replicating a 16 channel reference mix with each interface. Results showed that 'scalable icons', especially on multiple horizontal lines appear to show potential.

AB - Given the shortcomings of current audio mixing interfaces (AMIs) this study focuses on the development of alternative AMIs based on data visualisation first principles. The elementary perceptual tasks defined by Cleveland informed the design process. Two design ideas were considered for pan: using the elementary perceptual tasks 'scale' to display pan on either a single or multiple horizontal lines. Four design ideas were considered for level: using 'length', 'area', 'saturation' or 'scalable icon' for visualisation. Each level idea was prototyped with each pan idea, totalling eight novel interfaces. Seven subjects undertook a usability evaluation, replicating a 16 channel reference mix with each interface. Results showed that 'scalable icons', especially on multiple horizontal lines appear to show potential.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84983472725&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

BT - 140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016

PB - Audio Engineering Society

ER -

Dewey C, Wakefield JP. Novel designs for the audio mixing interface based on data visualisation first principles. In 140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016. Audio Engineering Society. 2016