The Sound Challenge to Visualization Design Research

Niklas Rönnberg
Division for Media and Information Technology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Jonas Löwgren
Division for Media and Information Technology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp10305

Ingår i: Proceedings of EmoVis 2016, ACM IUI 2016 Workshop on Emotion and Visualization, Sonoma, CA, USA, March 10, 2016

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 103:5, s. 31-34

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Publicerad: 2016-03-01

ISBN: 978-91-7685-817-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper is an introduction to the emotional qualities of sound and music, and we suggest that the visual and the aural modalities should be combined in the design of visualizations involving emotional expressions. We therefore propose that visualization design should incorporate sonic interaction design drawing on musicology, cognitive neuroscience of music, and psychology of music, and identify what we see as key research challenges for such an approach.


Emotion; music; sound; multimodal visualization design.


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