When designing the sonic aspect of an artefact, the designer wants to be able to explore a variety of
what-if possibilities at the phenomenological, experiential, and emotional level. The CLOSED
project provides a measurement tool that is capable of analyzing sounds in context at the same high
level of interpretation used by designers, in a way that is closely linked to the experience of users,
thus aiming at boosting the emerging discipline of sound design. It is believed that the objective
measurement of functional-aesthetic sound qualities of artefacts is the key component that will
allow the effective closure of the iterative loop of sound evaluation and design.