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Can we improve acoustic environments by adding sound
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Konst (K). (Akustisk design)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0362-9878
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Konst (K).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0271-3472
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 41st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Sound is central to the identity of a place, but is nonetheless a frequently neglected component in the design process. We believe that urban soundscape planning and product sound design has much to gain by collaborating with the artistic and humanistic fields of knowledge. Applying acoustics and perception psychology as well, the sound laboratory at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design examined the domain of acoustic design in the research project ISHT – The Interior Sound Design of High-Speed Trains – in collaboration with, among others, train manufacturer Bombardier. Empirical data in this study is focused on train travel, but can easily be transposed to other contexts, such as public spaces. Methods for improving sonic experience in relation to criteria such as identity and specific needs were explored. Our thesis question was: How to create a comfortable and appealing environment by adding sounds (distributed via speakers)? The interdisciplinary research methods included field observations, listening tests, and quantitative data, as well as public exhibitions and collaborations with composers.

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sounddesign, train, acoustic design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-3801ISBN: 978-1-62748-560-9 (print)OAI: diva2:570097
41st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2012(INTER-NOISE 2012) New York City, New York, USA 19-22 August 2012

Finansiär: Stiftelsen för Kunskap och Kompetens, The Knowledge foundation

Available from: 2012-11-21 Created: 2012-11-16 Last updated: 2016-05-26Bibliographically approved

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