The UX of Sound: Designing Audio Experiences

For many of us, sound is an essential part of everyday living. Our day starts with a sound of alarm clock and ends with the subtle click of light switcher; sound is all around us during the day, we listen to our favorite music or receive vital information such as news reports on the radio as we drive to work.

But what about the digital products we use on a regular basis? When we describe apps and websites, we usually mean how they look, not how they sound. The design industry has always focussed more on the visual experience and less on the auditory experience. But audio can be just as important to the user experience as visuals. A proper implementation…

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