SPEECH AND NON-SPEECH
Unit 8 Assignment
Part 1: Introduction
The interface that was chosen in past assignments was the smartphone. The user can determine how the smartphone is set up, but in general there are some basic designs that every user needs in order to operate their own personal smartphone. These designs consist of icons that a user has memorized. Icons such as settings, home, phone and text are very common on smartphones and are used to help the user personalize their device.
Part 2: Non Speech Sounds
The non-speech sounds auditory elements in the proposed design that I have chosen are familiar sounds so that they will not be too difficult to use and potentially become overwhelming to the user to learn (Heim 2008). The way that the smartphone that I have developed plays the sounds that it will have is through the speakers that are also used to play music and answer calls. They will relay the sound of the real world items that they are used for on the smartphone. Although some of the sounds will be from the apps that are downloaded, the smartphone will initially come with just a few sounds so that those sounds do not become to annoying or distracting to the users (Heim 2008).
I am planning on putting sounds on the smartphone interface with the understanding that most smartphone interfaces do not have these sounds. Since the smartphone is capable of receiving emails and notifications the sound that I have chosen for the user to be notified can be altered by the user but will initially be a traditional trumpet sound that comes with the notification of mail on most computers that have a Windows operating system.
The next sound will be a ringtone that is used for when the phone has got an incoming call which is the Miranda ringtone that the Apple IPhone comes with. This sound can be changed by going into the settings. I have chosen this ringtone...