8 June 2016, 18:30
Arne Nykänen will present sound design work made in the Safe and Sound Drive project. The project is a collaboration between CoDE at Anglia Ruskin University, Luleå University of Technology and Volvo Car Corporation. Safe and Sound Drive is a gamified audio-only driver assistance system that aims to encourage safe and energy efficient driving through the application of interactive sounds. Good game sound or interactive sound design is often determined by the work processes used. The presentation will take a comprehensive view on how experience from psychoacoustics, industrial design, user-centred design, agile software development and computer games design, were merged into a user-centred agile sound design practice. Demonstrations will be made of how DAWs, software synthesizers, audio programming languages, game engines and game audio middleware, were used, and concepts and sound sketches from the project will be demonstrated.