Sketch That! : Exploring Situated Sonic Sketching & Prototyping

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Allan Kim Koudal
4. term, Medialogy, Master (Master Programme)
In this thesis the following objectives were addressed:
1. Identify current trends in sound design and sketching
2. Increase the availability of sound design to non-­sound designers
3. Encourage situated sketching and prototyping
4. Identify relevant prototyping hardware and methods
The work identified Sonic Interaction Design (SID) as an emerging trend in sound and product design, which furthermore demands new more active means for evaluating sound design, compared to the more passive methods, which have traditionally and successfully been used to evaluate the sound quality of less interactive products.
New methods have already been proposed in the disciplines of Interaction Design and Industrial Design, and the work presented in this thesis highly depend on the novel methods emerging in those disciplines.
The project resulted in a working hardware and software based interface, Sketch That! showing potential for including “solder-­ess” sensors and micro-­controllers in an integrated, yet modular interface, which could develop into a competent sound design tool, encouraging situated sketching and sound design for non-sound designers.
SpecialisationInteraction
LanguageEnglish
Publication date28 May 2014
Number of pages107
ID: 198245762