Sound follows function
Every day, people are exposed to a variety of acoustic stimuli that they find difficult to avoid. These stimuli therefore represent an important psychological influence for the corresponding environment. A typical background noise is made up of the work-related sound sources (conversations and noises) and the different, prescribed acoustic information, warning and alarm signals of the respective devices. The reliable assignment and emotional correspondence of the functional sounds are important safeguards for employees and customers.
User experience (UX) sound design has the goal of improving the usability of products or services and making operation more intuitive.
Examples for Functional Sounds
Wiener Linien ticket machine with functional sounds
Wiener Linien announcement gongs
Wiener Linien standard gong before station announcements
Wiener Linien standard gong before English station announcements
Wiener Linien standard gong before information announcements
Wiener Linien standard gong before special information announcements