Multi-User Personal Sound Zone SImulator

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Atanas Atanasov Nikolov
The concept of personal sound zones has been around nearly half a century, in that time many method for how to create them has been proposed. While leaving interaction techniques with sound zones unexplored. One of the reasons for that is because sound zones are not yet ready. To circumvent that issue, this project builds a system capable of simulating dynamic and static sound zones for multiple users. This creates an environment in which future researchers can run experiments with spatial sound. As a prove of concept this project reports the findings of an experimental study aiming to explore use of gestures and research on how sound zones should be move. User Experience Questionnaire and exit interview were used to measure the user experience. From our findings we can conclude that zones should move slowly instead of instantaneous as the later is perceived as aggressive by some users.
Publication date2020
Number of pages51
ID: 395366211