CLOSED - Closing the Loop Of Sound Evaluation and Design

Starting date
May 1, 2006
Duration (months)
Managers or local contacts
Rocchesso Davide
Sound design, sounding objects

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.


Unione Europea
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