The Process of Optimizing Mechanical Sound Quality in Product Design

Bidragets oversatte titel: Optimering af mekanisk lydkvalitet i produktdesign

Kaare Eriksen, Thomas Holst

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Abstrakt

The research field concerning optimizing product sound quality is a relatively unexplored area, and may become difficult for designers to operate in. To some degree, sound is a highly subjective parameter, which is normally targeted sound specialists. This paper describes the theoretical and practical background for managing a process of optimizing the mechanical sound quality in a product design by using simple tools and workshops systematically. The procedure is illustrated by a case study of a computer navigation tool (computer mouse or mouse). The process is divided into 4 phases, which clarify the importance of product sound, defining perceptive demands identified by users, and, finally, how to suggest mechanical principles for modification of an existing sound design. The optimized mechanical sound design is followed by tests on users of the product in its use context. The result of this article is a systematic process making it possible to enhance the knowledge on sound design in products and its cause and effects.
Bidragets oversatte titelOptimering af mekanisk lydkvalitet i produktdesign
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Vol. 4 : Impacting Society through Engineering Design / Product and Systems Design
RedaktørerS.J. Cully, B.J. Hicks, T.C McAloone, T.J.; Howard, U Lindemann
Antal sider7
Vol/bind4
UdgivelsesstedLyngby, Copenhagen
ForlagDesign Society
Publikationsdatoaug. 2011
Udgave1
Sider167-174
ISBN (Trykt)ISBN 978-1-904670-24-7
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2011
Begivenhed18th International Conference on Engineering Design: Impacting Society through Engineering Design - Lyngby, Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 15 aug. 201118 aug. 2011

Konference

Konference18th International Conference on Engineering Design
Land/OmrådeDanmark
ByLyngby, Copenhagen
Periode15/08/201118/08/2011

Bibliografisk note

SOUND QUALITY; PRODUCT DESIGN; PROCESS; MECHANICAL SOUND; DESCRIPTORS

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