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Sonification is the means by which non-speech audio can be used to convey information. Existing work has produced methods for delivering information in a wide range of fields, and recent work has considered the huge potential of mobile devices for Sonification. Boolean Sonification is a method of defining two related musical patterns as boolean conditions (true/false, yes/no etc.), such that one is considered contrary to the other by the listener. The final pattern set ideally comprises of two musical events that are closely enough related as to be considered a group, yet distinct enough to be perceived as separate entities. A java user interface is under development to allow Sonification to be configured by the user on the handset itself. Live testing is currently being performed.
Cullen, C. & Coyle, E. (2005) Information Delivery on Mobile Devices Using Boolean Sonification Patterns. IT&T: Information Technology & Telecommunications Conference. Cork, Ireland, 26-27 October.