Participatory approaches to sound-driven design
Current sonic displays adversely affect the quality of our everyday lives. Therefore, when designing sound, a more collaborative understanding is needed of its role and position in environments where humans and technology co-exist. However, systematic design methods and tools that would help design teams in this way are lacking in the field of industrial design. To address this problem, the EU-funded PaDS project aims to open sound design practices to participatory approaches in which non-expert stakeholders participate in the design process together with expert sound designers. It will thus develop methods and tools to help designers and other actors to collaboratively create sound-driven designs. The results will help to advance knowledge on sound-driven design approaches.