Example research

3D audio

3D audio

In our every-day life, sounds reach us from different directions and distances, above and below, left and right, front and back. 3D audio can be simulated through loudspeakers (two or more) and through headphones (binaural technique). Research in this area includes topics such as HRTF selection, individualization and adaptation; 3D audio algorithms; and applied 3D audio techniques/technologies.

Soundscapes

Soundscapes

Current work focuses the design of healthcare soundscapes to enhance patient experience across acute and community settings. This considers the design and optimisation of auditory stimuli to provide better environments for patients sleep, rest and recovery and working environments for healthcare staff.

Example research

Vehicle sound quality

Vehicle sound quality

The HPX research group has experience in investigating and enhancing vehicle sound quality at both an objective and subjective level. This research enhances safety, brand identity and customer satisfaction.

User experience assessment methods

User experience assessment methods

This research develops methods and tools to assess and predict aspects of user experience, e.g. emotional responses or comfort at early stages of design. Example research, in collaboration with GN Netcom, include a data driven model to identify archetypes who can then be used to assess comfort of design concepts (e.g. headphones). Impact practice by reducing the size of user testing groups needed, determining design dimension and developing assessment approaches to integrate within early design phases.

Academics

Dr Jamie Mackrill

Dr Jamie Mackrill

Dr Jamie Mackrill

Dr Lorenzo Picinali

Dr Lorenzo Picinali

Dr Lorenzo Picinali

Prof. Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

Prof. Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

Prof. Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

Post-Docs and Research Assistants

Dr David Poirier-Quinot

David Poirier-Quinot

Dr David Poirier-Quinot

Dr Ryan Chungeun Kim

Ryan Chungeun Kim

Dr Ryan Chungeun Kim

Emily Frost

Emily Frost

Emily Frost

Veranika Lim

Veranika Lim

Veranika Lim

PhD Students

Isaac Engel

Isaac Engel

Isaac Engel

Sarab Singh Sethi

Sarab Singh Sethi

Sarab Singh Sethi