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Invited talks on September 15th

September 12th, 2010 · 175 Comments · Uncategorized

Dear all,
on September 15th from 2PM to 4PM in room M 2.50 we will have the following invited talks, organized by the SID COST action IC601.
All HAID attendees are welcome to attend.

14.00 – Talk by Bruno Giordano (McGill University) on: Measuring the perception of unimodal and multisensory naturalistic events
Abstract:
Bruno Giordano will illustrate various behavioral methods and data-analysis strategies recently adopted to measure the perceptual processing of complex naturalistic events. A first group of studies focused on the perceptual distance of sound events. In a first study, hierarchical sorting allowed to measure the relevance of acoustical and semantic information in the processing of environmental sounds. A second methodological study examined the pros and cons of paired comparison and sorting methods for measuring perceptual distances. In a third study, novel multivariate methods were applied to quantify sound dissimilarity from fMRI data. The second group of studies focused on interactive multimodal contexts. A first study assessed the discrimination of walking grounds in nonvisual conditions where the auditory and/or tactile information could be masked. A second study investigated the effects of auditory feedback on the dynamics of grasping. A third study measured the effects of auditory and tactile feedback on the ability to control the velocity with which an object is struck. A final study measured the effects of vibrotactile information on the kinesthetic perception of the compliance of a ground surface.

15.00 -Mark Springett (Middlesex University): Defining and evaluating user experience
Abstract:
This presentation will discuss approaches to the modelling and definition of user experience in support of evaluation and design. A number of evaluation methods exist that elicit user reactions to encounters with software based products (e.g. product reaction cards). Equally, tools such as galvanic skin monitors and eye trackers can detect and denote key user behaviours and responses. These approaches stop short of providing a deep explanation of user affective and emotional reactions. However, it is often just such a deeper explanation that is sought by designers. Contemporary work in the psychology of emotions facilitates a theoretical account of the factors that contribute both to user affective responses and their subsequent attitudes to products. The presentation will suggest ways in which this theoretical underpinning can be used to identify key user-experience evaluation phenomena and in turn identify suitable evaluation approaches.

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