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The Journal of Sonic Studies
Journal of Sonic Studies, volume 6, nr. 1 (January 2014)Iain McGregor; Phil Turner; David Benyon: USING PARTICIPATORY VISUALISATION OF SOUNDSCAPES TO COMPARE DESIGNERS’ AND LISTENERS’ EXPERIENCES OF SOUND DESIGNS

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2.1 Participants

Ten professional sound designers were recruited via email. They worked professionally in a variety of fields from interface design through to games, film, television and radio. The 100 listeners were either staff or students at Edinburgh Napier University. None of the listeners had previously taken part in a listening study before. The participants all considered themselves to be without hearing difficulties and ranged in age from early twenties to late fifties. Both male and female participants took part with a ratio of approximately 3:2.