Enabling AVUIs

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“Enabling Audiovisual User Interfaces” is a 2-year project, supported by a Marie Curie EU fellowship, being conducted by Nuno N. Correia at EAVI, Goldsmiths, under the supervision of Prof. Atau Tanaka. During the project, we will investigate how human-computer interactions can be audiovisualized in order to improve user experience and usability. To address this issue, a new UI paradigm is proposed – AVUI (AudioVisual User Interface). AVUI links interaction, sound and image, building upon the concept of Graphical User Interface (GUI) by adding interconnected sound and image.

The research hypothesis is: the introduction of AVUI, integrating interrelated sonic and visual feedback, reacting to user interactions, will lead to more usable, accessible, playful and engaging UIs, as compared to a traditional GUI – particularly in use cases where accessibility and/or engagement are determinant. We intend to apply AVUIs to case studies, which will be the object of user testing. After reaching conclusions from these, we will propose an AVUI framework, including software modules and a set of best practices. Dissemination activities are also planned.

This research is supported by a Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme.
The research is hosted by EAVI Group, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Please contact Nuno Correia if you are interested in collaboration and/or obtaining further information: nc [at] goldsmithsdigital.com.
Project website: http://avuis.goldsmithsdigital.com
More about Nuno Correia: https://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/eavi/eavi.goldsmithsdigital.com/staff/dr-nuno-correia