Guest lecture: Interactive Sonification for Biofeedback Applications and Exploratory Data Analysis

Guest lecture by Dr. Thomas Hermann from Bielefeld University.

Lecture: Interactive Sonification for Biofeedback Applications and Exploratory Data Analysis

The lecture will start with an overview of the research areas of auditory display and sonification and the available sonification techniques, illustrated by a number of example applications to showcase how sound can be productively used to facilitate understanding and interaction in various contexts. Subsequently, we will focus on interactive sonification, the research focus on how users can profit from being integrated within a tightly closed interaction loop. Interaction allows users to query multiple 'auditory views' of the underlying data. Selected examples – from sports to exploratory data analysis – illustrate how interactive sonification provides task-oriented information. Throughout the workshop, guidelines for the design of interactive sonification systems will be given.


Dr. Thomas Hermann studied physics at Bielefeld University. From 1998 to 2001 he was a member of the interdisciplinary Graduate Program “Task-oriented Communication”. He started the research on sonification and auditory display in the Neuroinformatics Group and received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2002 from Bielefeld University (thesis: Sonification for Exploratory Data Analysis). After research stays at the Bell Labs (NJ, USA, 2000) and GIST (Glasgow University, UK, 2004), he is currently assistant professor and head of the Ambient Intelligence Group within CITEC, the Center of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology, Bielefeld University. His research focus is sonification, datamining, human-computer interaction and cognitive interaction technology.


Published Oct. 14, 2017 9:31 PM - Last modified Dec. 6, 2018 5:18 PM