ProjectPART (Participatory Audio Research Tool)

PART (Participatory Audio Research Tool)

The PART (Participatory Audio Research Tool) is a web-based tool used to inform the early stages of a sound design process and the identification of important sound properties for target applications. Using the PART system, test subjects representing target end-user groups are invited to give their opinions on the importance or relative “weight” of a set of sound parameters. The statistical analysis of the results are then fed back into the continued design process.

PART has been used by the project Sound Design For Better Traffic Safety to get input from truck drivers on sound design for their specific context. 

The context that the user designs for is represented by a picture or a video.