• By 2020 there will be an estimated 50 billion electronic devices in the world. Only a small fraction of these will be making sounds that have been designed in any intentional sense. Many of these devices will be inherited. And many of us will be interacting with dozens of them in a given day.

    Sound design can mean the difference between a noisy and cluttered world and a quiet, elegant one. It’s time that designers have the tools they need to make sound an integral part of the user experience.

What makes a sound annoying?

How can we improve sound?

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