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Title: NavigaTone: Seamlessly Embedding Navigation Cues in Mobile Music Listening
Authors: Heller, Florian
Schöning, Johannes
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: ACM
Citation: CHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, (Art N° 637)
Abstract: As humans, we have the natural capability of localizing the origin of sounds. Spatial audio rendering leverages this skill by applying special filters to recorded audio to create the impression that a sound emanates from a certain position in the physical space. A main application for spatial audio on mobile devices is to provide non-visual navigation cues. Current systems require users to either listen to artificial beacon sounds, or the entire audio source (e.g., a song) is re-positioned in space, which impacts the listening experience. We present NavigaTone, a system that takes advantage of multi-track recordings and provides directional cues by moving a single track in the auditory space. While minimizing the impact of the navigation component on the listening experience, a user study showed that participants could localize sources as good as with stereo panning while the listening experience was rated to be closer to common music listening.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/26412
DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3174211
ISBN: 9781450356206
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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