Meera Blattner

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In this article we examine earcons, which are audio messages used in the user-computer interface to provide information and feedback to the user about computer entities. (Earcons include messages and functions, as well as states and labels.) We identify some design principles that are common to both visual symbols and auditory messages, and discuss the use(More)
Extensible scientific visualization tools are often offered as data analysis tools. While images may be the goal of visualization, insight is the goal of analysis. Visualization tools often fail to reflect this fact both in functionality and in their user interfaces, which typically focus on graphics and programming concepts rather than on concepts more(More)
Advances in multimedia, virtual reality, and immersive environments have expanded humancomputer interaction beyond text and vision t o include touch, gestures, voice, and 3D sound. Although welldeveloped single modalities for communication already exist, we do not really understand the general problem of designing integrated multimodal systems. We explore t(More)
In this paper we examine <i>earcons</i>, which are audio messagesused in the user-computer interface to provide information andfeedback to the user about computer entities. (Earcons includemessages and functions, as well as states and labels.) We identifysome design principles that are common to both visual symbols andauditory messages, and discuss the use(More)