Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

From Data to Display: the Design and Evaluation of a Peripheral Sound Display for the Deaf

F. Wai-ling Ho-Ching, Jennifer Mankoff and James A. Landay

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-02-1204
September 2002

We designed and compared two visual displays for providing information about environmental audio to deaf individuals. Our design focuses on non-speech sound such as ringing phones and knocking. The displays communicate combinations of pitch, amplitude, and positional information. A controlled experiment involving deaf participants found neither display to be significantly distracting. However users preferred the display that omitted pitch but included positional information and found that display easier to monitor. Our contribution is the design and evaluation of a visual display allowing monitoring of ambient and notification information sounds by the deaf.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Ho-Ching:CSD-02-1204,
    Author = {Ho-Ching, F. Wai-ling and Mankoff, Jennifer and Landay, James A.},
    Title = {From Data to Display: the Design and Evaluation of a Peripheral Sound Display for the Deaf},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2002},
    Month = {Sep},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2002/6194.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-02-1204},
    Abstract = {We designed and compared two visual displays for providing information about environmental audio to deaf individuals. Our design focuses on non-speech sound such as ringing phones and knocking. The displays communicate combinations of pitch, amplitude, and positional information. A controlled experiment involving deaf participants found neither display to be significantly distracting. However users preferred the display that omitted pitch but included positional information and found that display easier to monitor. Our contribution is the design and evaluation of a visual display allowing monitoring of ambient and notification information sounds by the deaf.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Ho-Ching, F. Wai-ling
%A Mankoff, Jennifer
%A Landay, James A.
%T From Data to Display: the Design and Evaluation of a Peripheral Sound Display for the Deaf
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 2002
%@ UCB/CSD-02-1204
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2002/6194.html
%F Ho-Ching:CSD-02-1204