What is it about?

Virtual reality technologies can enable us to create an application that immerses designers and stakeholders in the community to perceive and compare changes in sound quality and to provide feedback on different soundscape designs. This paper describes such an app.

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Why is it important?

The quality of life including good sound quality has been sought by community members as part of the smart city initiative. Yet, sound quality is a subjective matter and depends heavily on the perception of humans in different contexts. Hence, we developed an application that helps stakeholders and designers in understanding and designing soundscapes.


Human is an "experience seeker". Soundscape is one of the key components of "experiencescape". This publication begins our journey to "experiencescape".

Professor W.M. To
Macao Polytechnic University

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This page is a summary of: Next generation soundscape design using virtual reality technologies, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, October 2016, Acoustical Society of America (ASA),
DOI: 10.1121/1.4969442.
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