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      Perception of sound quality in mobile devices is affected by device type and usage context



      Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) (HCI)

      digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive

      3 - 6 July 2017

      Mobile devices, sound quality, media-rich design



            This study examined the perception of sound quality in different mobile devices (from smart phone to small, then larger tablets) that were matched in physical sound characteristics. A sample of 39 participants were tested on different mobile devices sizes (small- iPhone, medium- iPad Mini and large- iPad) and in different usage contexts (generic content vs. musical training app contexts). Preliminary results showed that the users’ perception of sound was affected by device and usage context. However, these differences in perceived sound quality may not be the most important quality to consider within these devices. Instead, considerations such as ease of use seemed to drive considerations for uptake of applications.


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            July 2017
            July 2017
            : 1-4
            [0001]University of Winchester

            Winchester, United Kingdom, SO22 4NR
            [0002]University of Surrey

            Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
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            Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)
            Sunderland, UK
            3 - 6 July 2017
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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