Just a brief note to say that the project data and final recorded sounds have moved to here.
We’ve got over 80 people signed up to listen to sounds now, and have recorded nearly 200 separate visits where people have listened to sounds. Thanks to everyone for taking part so far! We have got some feedback that the sounds are either too similar or a lot of white noise, though some have noted that a few of the sounds really stand out. As these are chosen more often the less relevant ones will start to disappear! This is starting to happen for one of the places in the study, for which there have been a few more participants. So please do continue to come back and listen again, even if you’ve not had a reminder email in a while.
We are looking for people to visit our web page, listen to a few groups of sounds, and vote on the ones that remind them most of one of the places. Each visit should take around 7ish minutes, and ideally you’d come back to the page a few times over the next 2-3 months.
The page can be found here. The places being studied are Stirling City Centre, Stirling University Campus, Aberdeen City Centre and Aberdeen University Campus. If you are familiar with at least one of these places and can spare a few minutes, please sign up and start listening to the sounds we’ve captured. At the start of this work, the sounds will seem fairly random and not necessarily good matches for the places. The idea is that as more people participate over the next couple of months, they will slowly gravitate towards something the really fits each of the places.
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An exciting day: we are ready to launch! The software platform is now ready and can be accessed at https://tiny.cc/crowdsound . If you know either Aberdeen or Stirling, please sign up and start listening to the sounds we’ve captured. At the start of this work, the sounds will seem fairly random and not necessarily good matches for the places. The idea is that as more people participate, they will slowly gravitate towards something the really fits each of the places.