TitleVirtual Auditory Cueing Revisted
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBrock, DP, McClimens, B, McCurry, MJ
Conference NameThe 16th International Conference on Auditory Display
Date Published06.2010
PublisherInternational Community for Auditory Display
Conference LocationWashington, DC

In a 2002 dual-task experiment involving opposing screens,
virtual auditory cueing significantly improved measures of
performance and reduced the effort needed to pursue both tasks.
An effort to model this result revealed that supplementary
empirical information was needed and a new study, reported
here, was subsequently carried out. In addition to focusing on
modeling issues, the new study also investigated the
contribution of both an augmented auditory reality (AAR) style
of display and aurally based event identity information. The
previously observed benefits of auditory cueing were
replicated, but more importantly, neither AAR-based cueing
nor the removal of aural identity information meaningfully
impacted performance. These findings suggest that simpler
auditory information designs for visual attention may, in fact,
be preferable to richer designs, and that aural overlays on visual
information are unnecessary, but not disadvantageous, in
single-use auditory displays.

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