Auditory User Interface Guideline for Emotional User Experience

  • Hoon Sik Yoo
  • Da Young JuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10289)


Auditory user interface (AUI) or experience is the most representative domain of the emotional elements with a product that can give a user differentiated experience. Providing information through auditory sense, AUI is a very important element be-cause it renders esthetics, significance, and usefulness to its users, and unity and corporate identity to companies. If there is an AUI guideline to emotions that can be commonly applicable to products, refined user’s auditory experiences can be designed and provided based on it. In this respect, the present study has the purpose of developing an AUI guideline that can explain what sounds should be provided by a certain emotional concept of a product. To develop a guideline that can be applied widely, this study carried out an experiment on users, focusing on ‘beep’ sounds, which are often used for a product. A total of 21 sound samples were created and they were tested in 269 participants. The results demonstrated that emotion is closely related to the number of sounds and chords. More specifically speaking, emotion responded differently to chord types. In future, it is necessary to conduct a study to see the connection between each emotion and product functions agreeable to it as an advanced academic attempt.


Auditory user interface User experience Emotional design Guideline development 



This research was supported by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), Korea, under the “ICT Consilience Creative Program” (IITP-R0346-16-1008) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion)

This material is based upon work supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE, Korea) under Industrial Technology Innovation Program. No.10060517, ‘Development of an user-centered product design support system based on cognitive and affective information’


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Techno and Design Research CenterYonsei UniversityIncheonSouth Korea
  2. 2.Yonsei Institute of Convergence TechnologyYonsei UniversityIncheonSouth Korea

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