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      Audible Information Design in the New York City Subway System: A Case Study

      International Conference on Auditory Display '98 (AD)

      Auditory Display

      1-4 November 1998

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          Beginning with a detailed presentation of the use of audible signals, in the New York City subway stations and trains, we present an analysis of the information that is communicated by the existing sound design. We show the results of a survey of subway riders regarding their awareness and comprehension of the audible signals in the system. An analysis of the system’s sound and information environment is presented, followed by a proposed sonic re-design to better serve both communication and aesthetic needs. We conclude by proposing that the principles of information design, sound design and music must be considered equally with those of acoustics and psychoacoustics when designing audio information and feedback systems.

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          Conference
          November 1998
          November 1998
          : 1-6
          Affiliations
          Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University

          New York, USA
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/AD1998.26
          © Benjamin U. Rubin. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. International Conference on Auditory Display '98, University of Glasgow, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          International Conference on Auditory Display '98
          AD
          University of Glasgow, UK
          1-4 November 1998
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Auditory Display
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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