Topic Workshop: Sound

Eugina, Kendra, and Heather did a fantastic job introducing the development of use of sound in consumer experiences, from media production to advertising to digital products.

During the presentation, Gretchen gave an example of how a wrong sound could disrupt the interaction, such as sending a message. The explainer video from the Wired also made me aware of how the most memorable sounds are designed to set the atmosphere and amplify the emotions.

The activity was so much fun! I felt like a foley artist when Grace, Ann and I tried to produce sound to the Weather app experience on iPhone. Touching and experimenting with different objects made me pay more attention to the materiality of many things around us today. It’s magical to think about how we react to different sounds psychologically.