Audio-haptic interfaces for digital audio workstations: A participatory design approach

Oussama Metatla, Adam Parkinson, Fiore Martin, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Tony Stockman, Atau Tanaka

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We examine how auditory displays, sonification and haptic interaction design can support visually impaired sound engineers, musicians and audio production specialists access to digital audio workstation. We describe a user-centred approach that incorporates various participatory design techniques to help make the design process accessible to this population of users. We also outline the audio-haptic designs that results from this process and reflect on the benefits and challenges that we encountered when applying these techniques in the context of designing support for audio editing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-258
Number of pages12
JournalJournal on Multimodal User Interfaces
Issue number3
Early online date2 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016


  • Sonification
  • Haptic display
  • Participatory design
  • Point estimation
  • Graphs
  • Waveforms


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