This workshop, will take place in the HS 2021 from January 10th to 21th 2022. The goal is the systematic, creative exploration of sound and its significance for the design of interactions and communication.
A special focus is on design methods that understand sound as a means and material of interaction design. The projects will be implemented in an iterative process using prototypes, allowing for flexible development and dynamic interactive demonstration
of insights. The central aspect is the continuous evaluation of design hypotheses with small user studies and field trials. There are only a few rules about Sonic Interaction Design, but a lot of space for experiments
and design research that we want to explore.
The goal is not primarily to build functional prototypes incl. programming and sensors, but to work out details and variants of the sound design, as an experience prototype to experience and further develop by user tests.
Grades will be based on the following criteria:
Also see: Grading Scale and Evaluation Criteria
All deliverables have to be uploaded to the filer until Monday 24.01.2022 at 23:59 PM.
Please take a look at the IAD documentation guidelines for submission.
All expenses must be approved in advance by the lecturers.Please be aware that your expenses can only be refunded if you submit the complete documents no later than 4 weeks after the end of the module.
There will be an overall feedback after the final presentation.
In this area you will find the google calendar with all the dates of the course.
Sound is an integral part of any film. Some even say that the quality of a moving picture is 50% sound. Iconic sound design as seen in Jurassic Park or Star Wars have created their own worlds and defined a genre. Sound creates reality, makes things believable
but also influence the emotion of a scene enormously. That's what we want to focus on in this exercise.
You are free to decide if you want to work on your own or in teams of two.
What to do
You can use any sound you can find on the internet. If you find sounds that are not in the public domain or free of licence you can use them for the screening in class but have to be really careful when putting it on the web. Self recorded sounds are much appreciated.
ZHdK SFX filer: smb://filerav.ad.zhdk.ch/SFX
With ZHdK VPN you have access to the "Prosoundeffect" Soundlibrary
Spitfire Audio Free VST
Briefing of the main project and where we want to be at the end.
The goal is the systematic, creative exploration of sound and its importance for the design of interactions and affordances.
This is done by working on defined creative hypotheses in a small "design research" process.
Option 1: Physical
Option 2: Virtual
We've all gotten very used to working remotely in Teams over the last months. Zoom, Teams, Meet, Skype and what they are all called all work relatively well now. However, the situation is still unsatisfactory for many. In addition, certain things just
don't work remotely. Virtual aperitifs or "a cozy informal get-together" doesn't work (at least for me). Holding a discussion feels different, the digital "raising of hands" (as Meet, for example, has now firmly anchored in the UI) are approaches
that do not yet fully exploit the potential. You are investigating how we can improve these situations via spatial audio. You have the possibility to define your own problem and to develop your own ideas and approaches. Explore the potential of virtual sonic rooms and how design can change how people interact with each other within them.
The order is determined in class. The group, which are presenting a new movie for the first time, shows the one with the original sound first.
For intermediate presentation 1: Concept:
The order is determined in class.
Have your blogs set up and the first post uploaded at this point.
Sound Expression Exercise in Groups (50min)
Live Performance/Presentation of Exercise (25min)>> Each group has 5 minutes.
Mentor shoulder view. Students show where they current standpoint. They have the opportunity to ask questions that have arisen.
Look at the calendar for your timeslot. If someone is unable to attend a meeting, please swap the timeslots among the class so that there are no gaps.Expectation:We expect a complete concept with first experiments and conclusion on their findings.Questions
that might appear:
Feedback in class
Look at the calendar for your timeslot. If someone is unable to attend a meeting, please swap the timeslots among the class so that there are no gaps.
Please write until latest Wednesday 19.01.22 until 17 h an email if you would like to have a mentoring.
Look at the calendar for your timeslot.The final presentation should be no longer than 15 minutes and is structured as follows:
If you have a good and/or creative idea to use your 15 minutes in a different way that suits your project better - feel free to do so!
In this area you have the opportunity to give feedback on the entire course. Feedback is very welcome to improve the course.
In this area you will find interesting material that we have collected for the course.