Sonic Interactions in Virtual Environments

Michele Geronazzo (Editor), Stefania Serafin (Editor)

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This book tackles the design of 3D spatial interactions in an audio-centered and audio-first perspective, providing the fundamental notions related to the creation and evaluation of immersive sonic experiences. The key elements that enhance the sensation of place in a virtual environment (VE) are:

Immersive audio: the computational aspects of the acoustical-space properties of Virutal Reality (VR) technologies

Sonic interaction: the human-computer interplay through auditory feedback in VE

VR systems: naturally support multimodal integration, impacting different application domains

Sonic Interactions in Virtual Environments will feature state-of-the-art research on real-time auralization, sonic interaction design in VR, quality of the experience in multimodal scenarios, and applications. Contributors and editors include interdisciplinary experts from the fields of computer science, engineering, acoustics, psychology, design, humanities, and beyond.

Their mission is to shape an emerging new field of study at the intersection of sonic interaction design and immersive media, embracing an archipelago of existing research spread in different audio communities and to increase among the VR communities, researchers, and practitioners, the awareness of the importance of sonic elements when designing immersive environments.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer VS
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-04020-7.
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-04021-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesHuman–Computer Interaction


  • virtual reality, sonic interaction design, sound and music computing
  • mmersive audio technologies


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