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The Journal of Sonic Studies
Journal of Sonic Studies, volume 6, nr. 1 (January 2014)Daniel Hug; Moritz Kemper: FROM FOLEY TO FUNCTION: A PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH TO SOUND DESIGN FOR NOVEL INTERACTIONS

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The Aesthetic and Technical Complexity of Interactive Sound

Starting from the already technology-heavy field of digital audio production, interactive sound demands a broad skill set, from knowledge about synthesis, acoustics, interface design, sensorics, and electronics, up to skills in analytic listening and music. These topics fill the curricula of full-time educational programs, for instance, in the area of computer music or composition for new media and, as such, are out of the scope of a curriculum in interaction design. In addition, we are dealing with the fact that sound will not play a central role in the professional life of most of our students.