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

By Myounghoon Jeon.

Published by The International Journal of Design in Society

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Published Online: July 10, 2015 $US5.00

There are many guidelines and standardizations for graphical user interfaces (GUI), whereas there is little research on auditory user interfaces (AUI). The goal of this paper is to present components, 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, the components of AUI design are outlined. 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.

Keywords: Auditory User Interfaces, Cognitive and Affective Mappings, Participatory Design

The International Journal of Design in Society, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp.1-16. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: July 10, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 796.674KB)).

Dr. Myounghoon Jeon

Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Department of Computer Science, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA