What is your opinion on having a sound jingle when starting the website or the app? Imagine hearing the brand name spelled out or sung out just once (5 seconds). The intention would be: evoking ...
When designing mobile media apps (specifically audio-only ones), what should they do when a notification comes in and phone volume is on? I noticed two different behaviors on my phone - Spotify will ...
Is there a standard for the frequencies and or duration used for error or alert beeps? When I hear a ding or bing sound, I sometimes find that the frequency of the tone is too high or low (in my ...
I am building a game that is very sound-centric, but at the same time I recognize how annoying it is to be bombarded by unwanted noise. The problem with putting a mute/sound button in-game is that ...
You all know the story. We're watching some TV-series in the evening, and when the commercial break comes the volume goes up 10 dB, or at least it feels that way some times. The same on commercial ...
Reading The design of everyday things I got to the section Using sound for visibility where Norman, the author, explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of using sound: Sometimes things ...
Is there any positive reason why someone might implement an auto-playing audio feature onto a webpage? I seem to see it all the time, especially on band pages and so on. The frustrating thing is ...
I have a web-based game for two players. When the first player enters, he/she has to wait for a second player to enter, which may take several minutes. I noticed that people get bored waiting, and ...
Virtually every video/audio software has volume controls. Why is software control needed if there exist two other controls: operating system and hardware volume controls? Is it better to remove ...
I got one of these computers for Christmas. Overall, I thought it was a pretty average laptop.... ...except for one thing, the speakers. The speakers are placed at the lower left and right hand ...
I think we've all experienced this problem. You've got two dozen tabs open (let's face it; tabs are like a to-do list) and all of a sudden your computer starts making sound and you have no idea where ...