Interactive Auditory Scatter plot

Tangible Active Objects and Interactive Sonification as a Scatter Plot Alternative for the Visually Impaired

Eckard Riedenklau, Thomas Hermann, Helge Ritter (2010)
Proc. of the 16th Int. Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD-2010), June 9-15, 2010, Washington, D.C, USA, p. 1-7, International Community on Auditory Display, International Community on Auditory Display

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In this paper we present an approach that enables visually impaired people to explore multivariate data through scatter plots. Our approach combines Tangible Active Objects (TAOs) and Interactive Sonification into a non-visual multi-modal data exploration interface and thereby translates the visual experience of scatter plots into the audio-haptic domain. Our system and the developed sonification techniques are explained in this paper and a first user study is presented.

This publication is part of the Tangible Active Objects (TAOs) research project




Eckard Riedenklau
Thomas Hermann
Helge Ritter