On April 20th you can learn more about dynamic sound zones in homes and in the healthcare system, when partners from ISOBEL present the project at an online meeting in the Danish Acoustical Society.

The program introduces sound zones, their use cases, and the multi-modal research within interaction design in using this new technology. All presentations, excluding the general introduction, includes 10 minutes of interaction.

The meeting will be held on Teams from 15-17 PM, using this link.


15:00 – 15:15 Introduction to the ISOBEL project
Søren H. Nielsen, R&D Manager, SoundFocus ApS 

15:15 – 15:35 Dynamic sound zones
Martin Bo Møller, Bang&Olufsen 

Introduction to sound zones and the research conducted within this area at Bang&Olufsen.

15:35 – 16:05 Designing for Interactive Personal Sound Zones in Homes
Stine Schmieg Johansen, PhD student, Department of Computer Science, Human-Centered Computing, Aalborg University

How does sound zone technology fit into users’ daily lives? And what are the challenges for designing interaction with sound zones in homes? In this talk, Stine Schmieg Johansen will present findings from her research into these questions. This includes (1) an outline of use situations for sound zones in homes and (2) an investigation of physical visualizations of sound zones that prompt different user experiences and expectations.

16:05 – 16:20 Small break / Networking

16:20 – 16:50 Sound Zone Interaction: How user interactions must evolve with new technologies
Rune Møberg Jacobsen, PhD student, Human-Centered Computing, Aalborg University

Sound zones bring many new possibilities for experiencing sound in domestic and professional environments. We have become accustomed to interacting with our conventional multimedia devices, but sound zones add a multitude of new opportunities to how we as humans may interact and alter our soundscape. In this talk, Rune Møberg Jacobsen will present his preliminary work on how people might interact with sound zones, by illustrating the challenges and present current novel solutions that will allow users to understand and control sound zones.

16:50 Closing remarks


ISOBEL Presentation at the Danish Acoustical Society
April 20th, 15-17
Online via Teams using this link

All interested are welcome!