Sound is often overlooked and underappreciated in digital products when it has the ability to greatly enhance the experience of these products.
If sound is implemented well it can communicate important information to users. This can be in conjunction with a visual or even as a substitute for it altogether.
Sound can also be key to enabling accessibility to users that might be visually impaired.
Below you’ll find a collection of articles, videos, and case studies on the topic of sound design for digital products and links to sound libraries that you can use in your own work.
I’ll aim to keep this updated as often as relevant resources become available so if you come across something then send it my way and I’ll add it to the list.
Updated October 29th 2017
- Designing Sound: WWDC 2017
- The Small Sounds That Make A Big Difference — TNW Conference
- The Psychology Behind the World’s Most Recognizable Sounds
- Sound Design Studies: Wunderlist
- Sound Decision: Inside the world of audio branding with Skype’s new pings, bounces, and pops
- Creating a Sonic Identity for Wayfindr
- Samsung – Joy of Listening
- The Samsung engineering behind the ringtones you don’t use
- How to enhance mobile interactions with sound design – Will Littlejohn & Facebook Design
- Designing With Audio: Considering The UX Of Sound – prototypr.io
- Sound Design: From the Ears of a Motion Designer – Cameron Winchester
- Designing Musical User Interfaces – Pablo Stanley
- Sound Vs Silence: An experience of Designing Experiences – Sumeru Shekhar
- Why Sound Design is the Next Great Digital Frontier – Critical Mass
- Sound Can Be Sketched Too
From the web
- What Makes a Successful Audio Brand?
- Being Smart With Sound
- The UX of sound – designing audio experience
- Earcons and Icons: Their Structure and Common Design Principles
- Designing With Audio: What Is Sound Good For?
- Guidelines For Designing With Audio