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Tiltification — An Accessible App to Popularize Sonification

Version 1 : Received: 1 April 2021 / Approved: 8 April 2021 / Online: 8 April 2021 (11:25:41 CEST)

How to cite: Asendorf, M.; Kienzle, M.; Ringe, R.; Ahmadi, F.; Bhowmik, D.; Chen, J.; Huynh, K.; Kleinert, S.; Kruesilp, J.; Lee, Y.Y.; Wang, X.; Luo, W.; Jadid, N.M.; Awadin, A.; Raval, V.; Schade, E.E.S.; Jaman, H.; Sharma, K.; Weber, C.; Winkler, H.; Ziemer, T. Tiltification — An Accessible App to Popularize Sonification. Preprints 2021, 2021040234 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0234.v1). Asendorf, M.; Kienzle, M.; Ringe, R.; Ahmadi, F.; Bhowmik, D.; Chen, J.; Huynh, K.; Kleinert, S.; Kruesilp, J.; Lee, Y.Y.; Wang, X.; Luo, W.; Jadid, N.M.; Awadin, A.; Raval, V.; Schade, E.E.S.; Jaman, H.; Sharma, K.; Weber, C.; Winkler, H.; Ziemer, T. Tiltification — An Accessible App to Popularize Sonification. Preprints 2021, 2021040234 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0234.v1).

Abstract

This paper presents Tiltification, a multi modal spirit level application for smartphones. The non-profit app was produced by students in the master project “Sonification Apps” in winter term 2020/21 at the University of Bremen. In the app, psychoacoustic sonification is used to give feedback on the device’s rotation angles in two plane dimensions, allowing users to level furniture or take perfectly horizontal photos. Tiltification supplements the market of spirit level apps with the unique feature of auditory information processing. This provides for additional benefit in comparison to a physical spirit level and for more accessibility for visu- ally and cognitively impaired people. We argue that the distribution of sonification apps through mainstream channels is a contribution to establish sonification in the market and make it better known to users outside the scientific domain. We hope that the auditory display community will support us by using and recommending the app and by providing valuable feedback on the app functionality and design, and on our communication, advertisement and distribution strategy.

Supplementary and Associated Material

https://sonification.uni-bremen.de: Project website with latest updates, FAQ, links, descriptions, tutorials

Keywords

sonification apps; auditory displays; torpedo level; spirit level; tools; accessibility; auditory feedback; auditory user interface

Subject

MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE, Algebra & Number Theory

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