The Semiology of Sound in Data Analysis

Bertin’s Semiology of Graphics is well known and influential in the theory and practice of visualization design. Less well explored is an equivalent semiology of sound for supporting data analysis. While sonification has been applied to data visualization there is scope to develop theory to direct best practice and evaluation of different sonification strategies. This research would take place in the giCentre but with input from the Department of Music at City University.

Objectives (can focus on a subset of these)
 - Review existing and emerging uses of sonification to support data analysis
 - Build new data sonification platforms
 - Evaluate different sonification techniques and strategies
 - Develop new theory in the semiology of sound in data analysis
 - Data visualization design
 - Music / sound
 - Web audio

This topic was suggested by Professor Jo Wood. Please direct further enquiries to the giCentre.