Category Archives: Programming

Here, hear – exploring the city with Here Active Listening

I was lucky enough to get a set of Here Active Listening buds from DopplerLabs. The buds are a set of small digital signal processors (DSP) that sit in the ears. They are about the size an in-ear bud and sit snugly in the ear canal (with changeable rubber seats) that are paired by Bluetooth […]

Auto play on audio user experience

I was fortunate enough to talk at UX in the City Oxford last Friday about audio. Thanks to Software Acumen and the programme committee for the invitation. One of the questions asked was that of audio patterns on the web, which is a layer above where I normally work. One of the anti-patterns that I […]

Notes from visualisation workshop

Notes from yesterday’s Digital Humanities visualisation colloquium at Reading on 31 March. Reuse of models in different form: tensions between drama and academic use. Life of Rome as MMORPG. VR seems big: Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. What’s the sustainability? As the tools become more available and publication modes. How does the digital output fit […]

Some recent work in sonification

Just a short post. I attended the Text Encoding Initiative Conference in Lyon where I gave my first proper software paper, written with David De Roure. I’ll write about it properly shortly but here is the link to the paper,“It will discourse most eloquent music”: Sonifying variants of Hamlet, in the Oxford University Research Archive. […]

Sonification and auditory display links 7 September

A slightly older link but this link appears to be a useful link to thinking about and developing auditory displays. Breaking the Sound Barrier: Designing Auditory Displays for Global Usability by Robert S Tannen

Audio-visual presentations of Stock Market data

This morning, whilst making breakfast, a news article on the BBC Breakfast show caught my eye. I wasn’t terribly interested in the article being presented from the London Stock Exchange but the visualisation of the stocks behind the presenter caught my eye. Twenty stocks were being updated in real time and being shown using concentric, […]

Scripting Scyther

As part of my latest course assignment, I have been using Cas Cremer’s Scyther tool for one of the questions. It is a Python programme that allows a user to test a protocol for security properties. It is very user friendly once it gets going but I got frustrated with having to go the directory […]

Sonification and auditory display links 9 Aug 2015

I’ve just started with sonification and auditory displays. Here are some links and articles (some are behind paywalls) that I found of interest. I heard about a sonification of economic data, The Sound of the Economy, on the Foreign Affairs site and an adjoining paper by George Kopeczky describing it, Perspectives in Sonification of Financial Data […]

Boundary values in black box testing

In the paper “Testing software components using boundary value analysis“, Muthu Ramachandran demonstrates his experience of automating tests to study boundary value analysis on interfaces. He describes the fundamentals of black box testing approaches but at a somewhat higher level than I was hoping for. He demonstrates that the input and output values should be […]

Developing non-technical skills

I have largely moved away from web development but still occasionally get a project or job that has a web element. I would like to think that my current position in terms of projects and studies means that I have developed a different outlook on things that I do. I was having a quick scoot […]