The overall aim of the course is to gain an increased
understanding, awareness and experience of how sound and tactility
can be used to enhance the experience of a products form language
and interface design.
Form studies are generally focusing on the appearance of objects
where the visual sense is dominant. Less attention has been paid to
how we experience products and objects through other sensory
channels such as our hearing and touch. However, the use of sound
in products has become increasingly important, not only to enhance
the impression of quality but also for the exchange of information.
Many companies have sound design on their agenda and have brought
attention to how sound can be used in a design context. Today this
area is known as Industrial Sound Design.
The course encompassed introductions to both hard- and software
and creative exercises related to the technical aspects of sound
and hands-on experience on how to generate, manipulate and design
sounds. The course offers the participants opportunity to
experiment with sound and it's relationship to both "2D form and
action" and "3D form and tactility".
Stefan Lindberg, sound expert, Interactive Institute,
Nils-Erik Gustafsson, human factors specialist, Stockholm
Rikard Åström, the interaction workshop, Umeå Institute of
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme