Exploring Design Cognition in Voice-Driven Sound Sketching and Synthesis

Davide Rocchesso, Stefano Delle Monache

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Conceptual design and communication of sonic ideas are critical, and still unresolved aspects of current sound design practices, especially when teamwork is involved. Design cognition studies in the visual domain represent a valuable resource to look at, to better comprehend the reasoning of designers when they approach a sound-based project. A design exercise involving a team of professional sound designers is analyzed, and discussed in the framework of the Function-Behavior-Structure ontology of design. The use of embodied sound representations of concepts fosters team-building and a more effective communication, in terms of shared mental models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music.
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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