We're re-booting UX Book Club in the new year with something a little different!
Fan favorite Amber Case will be hosting us (address will be sent to attendees) and giving a talk on her new book Designing with Sound (and likely her other recent book Calm Technology).
Questions and discussion included.
Doors at 6:30. Presentation at 7:00
Pre-order a hard copy of the book at Amazon (release date is Dec. 13): https://www.amazon.com/_/dp/1491961104
Or read on O'Reilly's online learning platform, Safari:
About the book:
Sound can profoundly impact how people interact with your product. Well-designed sounds can be exceptionally effective in conveying subtle distinctions, emotion, urgency, and information without adding visual clutter. In this practical guide, Amber Case and Aaron Day explain why sound design is critical to the success of products, environments, and experiences.
Just as visual designers have a set of benchmarks and a design language to guide their work, this book provides a toolkit for the auditory experience, improving collaboration for a wide variety of stakeholders, from product developers to composers, user experience designers to architects. You’ll learn a complete process for designing, prototyping, and testing sound.
In two parts, this guide includes:
・Past, present, and upcoming advances in sound design
・Principles for designing quieter products
・Guidelines for intelligently adding and removing sound in interactions
・When to use voice interfaces, how to consider personalities, and how to ・build a knowledge map of queries
・Working with brands to create unique and effective audio logos that will ・speak to your customers
・Adding information using sonification and generative audio
About the authors:
Amber Case studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. Case has spoken, performed and written about the future of sound design at conferences and events around the world. Case is also the author of Calm Technology (O'Reilly, 2015). She lives in Portland, Oregon and online @caseorganic.
Aaron Day (who will not be in attendance) has been designing sound experiences and interfaces since 1998. He has worked for clients including Bruel & Kjaer, Fiat, Ferrari, Maserati, Wire, Mozilla, Qoros, Telefònica, Bosch, Vodafone, Sprint, Siemens Audi and Samsung. Aaron lives with his family in Berlin, Germany.
All participants must read and abide by the Event Code of Conduct.
Event Code of Conduct (Short Version):
Be respectful of other people, respectfully ask people to stop if you are bothered, and if you can’t resolve an issue contact organizers. If you are being a problem, it will be apparent and you’ll be asked to leave.
For a full Code of Conduct please see: http://cyborgcamp.com/code-of-conduct/
Additionally, we respectfully ask that you do not tag the venue on social media.