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What are the good reasons to include sounds in an HCI?

Asked by Natalie., Last updated: Nov 29, 2022

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A. Samuel

A. Samuel

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A. Samuel, Content Manager, Masters in Marketing and accounting, Florida

Answered Dec 14, 2020

HCI, which in full means Human-Computer Interaction. The reasons sound should be included in the HCI are as follows:

Sounds and visuals are interdependent; this means for effective use of the HCI, sounds should accompany the visuals. People are known to react to sound faster than they react to what they see; it is an attention grabber.

Another reason is that sounds act as means of production. The use of sound will also help those that are visually impaired, as they can use the sounds as a guardian. Sound also reduces the workload on the visual sense. With all these advantages and reasons listed above, the sound is one of the most underused facilities in the computer.

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K. Gibson

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K. Gibson, Corporate employee, MA, Gloucester

Answered Sep 24, 2020

There are several good reasons, benefits, or advantages for including sound in HCI or human-computer interaction.

These reasons include:

1. It serves as a natural phenomenon whereby you can make a presentation.

2. You will have an interdependent scenario between hearing and vision.

3. Load is reduced, thus making the visual senses easier with the use of sound.

4. With the use of sound, you can easily grab the attention of the listener.

5. Most of the computers we have around us actually have facilities for sound to be used on or with them.

Meanwhile, this medium is underused. So, there would be maximization in the usage of our computers.
The HCI has to do with three major bodies or parts, which are the computer, the human, and the working interface. Human-computer interaction refers to the extent to which humans can interact with the computer, even to the place of vocal interaction.

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b.Lisa

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Answered Feb 26, 2018

Sound gets everyone’s attention immediately. As it is a different sense than sight, the sound won’t overload that sense for the user or users. Also, most, if not all, computers have the ability to use sound. People also react very quickly to sounds, even quicker than to something that they see. People do like sounds but that isn’t the most important point for why to use it.

The importance has to do with their reaction. In HCI, the purpose of designing the computer systems is focused on the human interaction, so sound is a perfect method for this purpose.

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John Smith

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Answered Mar 20, 2017

Users react more quickly to sounds than to visual signals
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