Doing Research in Sound Design gathers chapters on the wide range of research methodologies used in sound design. Editor Michael Filimowicz and a diverse group of contributors provide an overview of cross-disciplinary inquiry into sound design that transcends discursive and practical divides.

The book covers Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods inquiry. For those new to sound design research, each chapter covers specific research methods that can be utilized directly in order to begin to integrate the methodology into their practice. More experienced researchers will find the scope of topics comprehensive and rich in ideas for new lines of inquiry.

Students and teachers in sound design graduate programs, industry-based R&D experts and audio professionals will find the volume to be a useful guide in developing their skills of inquiry into sound design for any particular application area.

chapter |5 pages

Volume Introduction

ByMichael Filimowicz

chapter 1|15 pages

Sound design thinking

ByVincent Meelberg

chapter 2|16 pages

Meaning-making and Embodied Cognition in Sound Design Research

ByStephen Roddy, Brian Bridges

chapter 3|19 pages

Mapping Space and Time in the Soundtrack

Embodied Cognition and the Soundtrack's Spatiotemporal Contract
ByAdam Melvin, Brian Bridges

chapter 4|18 pages

Measuring People's Cognitive and Emotional Response

Psychophysiological Methods to Study Sound Design
ByEmma Rodero

chapter 5|20 pages

Watching and Evaluating Simultaneously

An Approach to Measure the Expressive Power of Sound Design in a Moving Picture
ByMaximilian Kock

chapter 6|13 pages

Using a Semiotic Approach to the Practice of Sound Design

ByLeo Murray

chapter 7|18 pages

Audi(o) Branding and Object Sounds in an Audio-Visual Setting

The Case of the Car
ByNicolai Jørgensgaard Graakjær

chapter 8|26 pages

Designing and Reporting Research on Sound Design and Music for Health

Methods and Frameworks for Impact
ByKjetil Falkenberg, Emma Frid

chapter 9|18 pages

Practice-led and Interdisciplinary Research

Investigating Affective Sound Design
ByJonathan Weinel, Stuart Cunningham

chapter 10|29 pages

Research-creation as a Generative Approach to Sound Design

ByProphecy Sun, Kristin Carlson, Kate Hennessy

chapter 11|26 pages

The Soundscape Approach

New Opportunities in Sound Design Practice
ByIan Thompson

chapter 12|14 pages

Developing a Sound Design Creative A.I. Methodology

ByMiles Thorogood

chapter 13|17 pages

Sonification Research and Emerging Topics

BySandra Pauletto, Roberto Bresin

chapter 14|14 pages

Sound Design in the Context of Sonification

ByVisda Goudarzi

chapter 15|14 pages

Creating and Evaluating Aesthetics in Sonification

ByNúria Bonet

chapter 16|14 pages

Revealing Industry Culture

A Cultural Ethnographic Approach to Postproduction Sound
ByVanessa Theme Ament

chapter 17|27 pages

Sound Design as Viewed by Sound Designers

A Questionnaire About People, Practice and Definitions
ByLaura Zattra, Nicolas Donin, Nicolas Misdariis, Frank Pecquet, David Fierro

chapter 18|12 pages

Qualitative, Pragmatic and Hermeneutic Inquiries in Electroacoustic Compositions

Selected Case Studies
ByMaria Kallionpää

chapter 19|23 pages

The Bold and the Beautiful Methods of Sound Experience Research

An Introduction to Mixing the Qualitative and Quantitative Study of the Subjective Experience of Sound and Music in Video Games
ByHans-Peter Gasselseder